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Common misconceptions about high BP

Some common misconceptions about high blood pressure?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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My opinion is that people tend to ignore the fact that they need to have it checked. People in general do not link mood changes, headaches, bloody noses etc...to high blood pressure. It really is a silent killer. Wreaks havoc on the organ systems. Hope this has helped.
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