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High Blood Pressure

Debunked! 9 Myths About High Blood Pressure

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Myth: It’s an Old Person’s Disease


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Myth: It’s All About the Salt Shaker


exercising older
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Myth: Exercising With High Blood Pressure Is Dangerous


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Myth: Lifestyle Changes Are the Only Real Cure


fruits and vegetables
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Myth: The Right Meds Are All You Need


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Myth: A High Reading Indicates Stroke


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Myth: Drink More Wine


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Myth: Once a Year Is Enough


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Myth: The Lower, The Better


Jennifer Rainey Marquez

Jennifer Rainey Marquez

@jenrrain

Jennifer Rainey Marquez is a longtime health and science writer based in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in Women’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Parade, and many other outlets. You can follow her at @jenrrain.