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Blood Pressure Testing Is Mostly Inaccurate

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  • Approximately 29 percent of Americans suffer from high blood pressure and only half of those have their condition under control, which may lead to cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, stroke and vision loss
  • Recent research demonstrates the common way of measuring blood pressure may not be accurate; factors such as body position, activity, nervousness, cuff size and cuff placement can all affect the test result
  • Standard medical treatment is not risk-free; consider making lifestyle choices to control your blood pressure including nitric oxide dump, reducing sugar/fructose, avoiding processed food and intermittent fasting

By Dr. Mercola

About 29 percent of American adults suffer from high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and it ranks as the second greatest public health threat. Of the one-third of adults who have high blood pressure, only half have the condition under control, even with medication.

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