|It is estimated that
1 of 3 American adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. Having high blood pressure increases one’s chance for
developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions.
High blood pressure is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because it usually has no noticeable warning signs or symptoms until other serious problems arise; therefore, many people do not know
that they have it. All persons, including children, can develop high blood pressure. However, high blood pressure is easily detectable and usually can be controlled.
Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is an important public health
strategy. Therefore, it is important for you to know your blood pressure level and to check it regularly.
Find out more
on this Web site about blood pressure and keeping your blood pressure healthy.