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Many people understand that having high blood pressure can cause health problems. It puts you at risk for cardiovascular illnesses, stroke, dementia, and diabetes. However, there are also many falsehoods about high blood pressure that could put people at greater risk if they believe them to be true.

Blood pressure is a measure of how hard blood hits the arteries’ walls, the vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the heart to tissue throughout the body. Luckily, we all have the ability to monitor our blood pressure at home. In this article, we’ll review the risks of high blood pressure and offer tips on how you can stay on top of your heart health at home with a blood pressure machine.