Blood Pressure Management
A Silent but Significant Risk
High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, is often considered a silent killer. That’s because high blood pressure typically has no symptoms but poses a significant risk for heart disease and stroke. Based on updates in 2017 to blood pressure guidelines by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. Further, an estimated 50 million women have hypertension in the US with rates expected to double among women under age 45.
Hypertension is manageable and knowing your numbers is the first step.
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High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Get the facts about HBP, learn about the different types of hypertension, and find out how you can manage this condition:
High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke and the most significant controllable risk factor for stroke. Many scientists attribute our current decline in stroke-related deaths to the successful treatment of high blood pressure. Read on to learn more about the relationship between HBP and stroke.