A Silent Problem / Hypertension
High Blood pressure is often called a “silent killer”. That’s because most of the time it doesn’t cause symptoms. In fact, many people don’t know they have it until other problems develop. Hypertension is also a very common disease. Older persons are more likely to have it. But it can affect people of all ages and backgrounds.
When Blood Pressure Is Too High
High blood pressure strains the heart. It can also damage arteries. Over time, damage to the arteries put the whole body at risk. Blood pressure is considered too high when it is stays above 140/90 most of the time. For certain health problems, such as diabetes, you’ll need to be treated even when your numbers are lower.
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