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High blood pressure comes with high risks

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BJC ACO wants you to know that even though you may not be able to see or feel it, high blood pressure can suddenly deliver a crushing blow to your body. 

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, keeps company with some heavy hitters. It is a significant contributor to heart disease, stroke and kidney failure.  Obesity, smoking, a high-salt diet, too much alcohol, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, lack of exercise and stress can all put you at risk.

African-Americans and those with a family history of this disease are also at risk. Consult with your physician to determine how often you should have your blood pressure checked. 

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