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High blood pressure reading? Take a second look

Knowing your blood pressure is just the beginning.
Is it truly high blood pressure? Explore the possible causes behind a single high blood pressure reading.

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can be a silent killer. It generally presents with no symptoms and can often only be caught early with a blood pressure cuff and a physician's watchful eye.

However, stress and nerves can heighten your blood pressure temporarily. So, how do you know when to go on medications after one high reading? Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D., with the On Call with the Prairie Docteam has the answer.

Read Dr. Evans-Hullinger's full blog post.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.