What is hypertension, and do I need to go to the doctor?

I took a test at the store and it Said I have hypertension 1 I know it could be wrong butshould I check it out anyways?

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  • barbw141fl February 17, 2009, 4:48 am

    If monitors in the grocery store &/or pharmacy are giving a high reading when it checked your blood pressure, it might not be true but it is worth checking it out. You can usually go to your local fire station and ask one of them to check your blood pressure a few times a week. If it’s consistantly high -then it is time to see a physician. Your doctor is the only one who can diagnose you with hypertension.