High blood pressure

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is treating high blood pressure at Primary Health Group-Hopewell.  Keep in mind that normal blood pressure is 140 over 90.

High blood pressure is often hereditary.  It's known as the silent killer because most people are asymptomatic.

Low salt diet, exercise, weight loss, reduction in alcohol consumption, and prescription medications can help treat high blood pressure.

See your doctor if your blood pressure is elevated on 2 or more separate occasions.

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