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my blood pressure is 175/99. i'm a 38 year old female innormally good health already i thought, should i be concerned?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
BP: your BP is too high, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment....

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Can l-arginine lower blood pressure & if so what is recommended dosage?

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