You Should Never Believe These Myths You’ve Heard About Heart Disease

Myth No. 2: It’s easy to tell if you have high blood pressure

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Healthline warns that high blood pressure often presents without symptoms. Many people live with hypertension for years without knowing they have it, doing significant damage to their bodies over time. This is why you should always check in with your doctor annually, even if you don’t feel sick. Early intervention, if necessary, can protect your heart and reduce your heart disease risk.

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