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  1. If I make the necessary lifestyle changes, I won't need medication for my high blood pressure.

  1. I only need to take my medication if I don't feel well.
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  1. There are many drugs available to lower high blood pressure.

  1. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, a serious condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood for the body's needs.

  1. Treatment for older people with high blood pressure is just as important as it is for younger adults.

  1. If you are starting a new medication plan, you should talk with your doctor about why he or she is recommending it.

  1. If you've been taking your high blood pressure medication, you can assume that your blood pressure is in control.

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