High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is dangerous because the symptoms are usually mild or sometimes undetectable. 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure.

Those are higher risk for developing high blood pressure are people with a family history, anyone over age 35, individuals who are overweight, living a sedentary lifestyle, consuming too much salt, consuming too much alcohol, those with diabetes or kidney disease, and pregnant women. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, or peripheral artery disease.

Staying healthy and stress-free is the best prevention for hypertension. Lose weight, eat healthy meals, limit alcohol consumption, be more physically active, take medicine as prescribed, and learn about healthy blood pressure numbers. Educate yourself if you have concerns!

See the attached article for more details on hypertension. HTN

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