Sometimes people only think about their blood pressure when they go to the doctor, and the nurse comes in and checks it. This is something that once more people become educated in they realize how serious it can be. Read on to learn more about the dangers of high blood pressure and how to stop it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, having high blood pressure means the blood pressure in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. About 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Only about half of these people have their high blood pressure under control.
This common condition increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, two of Americans’ leading causes of death. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. A person can have high blood pressure whether they are younger or old.
- Practice healthy living habits.
- Prevent or treat medical conditions.
- Visit your doctor for regular appointments