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If you were diagnosed some years ago with hypertension – high blood pressure – you might just want to have another conversation with your doctor.
If you have been told you are “pre-hypertensive,” you might also want to talk to your doctor.
Not all that long ago, you were considered to be healthy or “normal” if your blood pressure measured 120/80 to 139/89 – nothing to worry about unless that last reading went higher. We may not have changed, but the standard way the medical world uses to evaluate us has.