Heart Health: High Blood Pressure

Unfortunately, hypertension (high blood pressure) is a very common condition, affecting one in four Americans. African-Americans are at a higher risk, with more than 40 percent affected by high blood pressure. It is referred to as the “silent killer” because it is often asymptomatic, or without symptoms. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney and eye disease.

An individual is considered to have high blood pressure if they have...

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