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What Is Hypertension?
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What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. This one condition can bring about many health problems. In fact, it's considered the most important factor in what causes humans to age.

See how increased pressure from hypertension causes the deterioration of blood vessels and may lead to a suite of unpleasant diseases.

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