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Blog: Prevent or reduce high blood pressure with these tips

Blood pressure

Have you talked to your doctor about your target blood pressure? In most adults, blood pressure less than 120/80 is considered normal.

Prehypertension is blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89. If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90, you have hypertension. You should take immediate steps to reduce your blood pressure and lessen your risk for heart attack and stroke.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s recommendations to help prevent or lower high blood pressure include:

Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure numbers. To find a Centegra Physician Care specialist near you, call 815-338-6600.