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A 41-year-old member asked:

untreated severe hypertension no treatment no lifestyle changes but stopped adding salt. will that do it?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
It will : Help. But is not enough. Lifestyle changes and medications are the effective treatments. See your doctor.

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