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Reducing High Blood Pressure Naturally

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Sometimes called your hardest-working organ, your heart is primarily a muscle that pumps blood to organs and tissues that require nutrients and oxygen.

Your heart pumps that blood via blood vessels, which distribute it throughout your body. You or your doctor can determine how efficiently your heart pumps or distributes that blood by measuring your blood pressure.

Simply put, blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing against your blood vessel walls. High blood pressure, clinically called hypertension, means your heart must work harder to pump that blood out to your body.

High blood pressure affects 25 percent of the world’s population. Far from being an isolated problem, experts consider it a risk factor for many diseases. Over time, high blood pressure can lead to conditions including hardening of your arteries (atherosclerosis), stroke, kidney disease, and heart failure.

What is Normal Blood Pressure?