High blood pressure

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - Dr. John Clay is helping his patients reign in high blood pressure.

The normal BP is less than 140, over 90. High blood pressure is often hereditary. It's known as the silent killer because most people are asymptomatic.

It's treated with a low salt diet, exercise, weight loss, reduction in alcohol consumption and prescription medications.

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

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