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Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Healthcare imageHypertension (high blood pressure) has long been known to be a problem in people and is being increasingly recognised in pets. Hypertension is very common in older people and is often associated with smoking, or with stressful living. In animals, hypertension is almost always caused by an underlying disease.

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Introduction: Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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