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High blood pressure

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - If you are overweight you may have high blood pressure and if you have high blood pressure you need to take your meds.

That is a big warning from Dr. William Ferrar in Henrico.

High blood pressure leads to heart failure and stroke which increases needs for long term nursing home care.

Take your medications as directed, but ask your doctor for simplest combination of medicines to keep things simple!

A good goal would be getting blood pressure to less than 140/90 not less than 120/80.

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