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#1 health condition in women

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - It's Women's Health Week, so what is the number one reason women visit the doctor?

High blood pressure. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that about 25 million women in the U.S. mostly over age 45, were treated for hypertension in the year 2006.

That tops any other diseases or disorders, but there were other conditions that ranked not far below. More than 13 million women aged 30 to 64 sought help for depression and mental health problems.

 

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