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When to Call A Doctor

Adults should have their blood pressure measured at least every few years.

If your blood pressure is higher than 120/80 mmHg, schedule regular appointments with your doctor. Have your blood pressure monitored more regularly. And get advice about modifying your lifestyle to prevent future problems.

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