Those of us that live in the United States of America have a propensity to live a life that will lead to high blood pressure / hypertension. With the passing of years we have more and more of a chance of having the problem. Almost half of all in the senior age group in America have the problem. To make matters worse when you have hypertension you are five times as likely to have a stroke and three times as likely to suffer a heart attack and up to three times as likely to have heart failure.
At issue with hypertension is that about 1/3 of the people who have it do not even know, as there may be no pain involved directly. While it continues unnoticed it causes pressure that in turn causes damage to the blood vessels.
There is a lot of expert opinion that hypertension is not out of our hands or our control. There are things that can be done to stop or slow it like changing diet, reducing salt, losing weight and probably most importantly to start exercising.
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