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More than 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, but there are many treatments available to help lower blood pressure to prevent health problems. In this interview, Dr. David Stewart, chief of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses different medications and treatments for high blood pressure. Dr. Stewart talks about why patients need to work with their doctors to find the correct dosage and timing of medications. High blood pressure can be challenging to treat because there are often no symptoms.
During this interview with Sharon Boston, Dr. Stewart also talks about the role exercise and diet, including the effects fat and salt. Dr. Stewart is also chairman and associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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