Features March 2014 Issue

What to Do When the Diagnosis Is Prehypertension

Elevated blood pressure can be reversed with greater attention to diet, exercise and lifestyle.

Your blood pressure has always been within the healthy range, but at your most recent doctor’s appointment, you were told your blood pressure puts you in a category known as prehypertension. And if your blood pressure rises much more, you’ll be considered hypertensive, and will have to contend with the elevated risk of stroke and other complications.

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