High blood pressure

  • Hypertension
  • blood pressure
  • Blood pressure is the pressure in your blood vessels.
  • Blood pressure that is too high increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, such as a heart attack or stroke.
  • Important rules to live by are:
    • quitting smoking
    • getting more exercise
    • a healthier diet
    • reducing stress
  • This lowers your risk.
  • Medication to lower blood pressure is not always necessary.
  • Dutch healthcare practices in general may differ from what you are used to in your home country. Learn more.

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