High Blood Pressure - Hypertension
From the numbers I've been coming across.. It’s estimated that one in every three to four US adults has high blood pressure (HBP).
Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. When these arteries become constricted, the heart has to work much harder to circulate blood throughout the rest of the body (high blood pressure). That over-working of the heart leads to heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, aneurysms, and kidney issues.
The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. Most of the time, people go on with their daily routines not knowing they have high blood pressure because HBP (the Silent Killer) tends to not show any signs or symptoms.
Work now to prevent, treat, and control high blood pressure by making some healthy lifestyle changes.
Stay active, reducing sodium/salt intake, and maintaining a healthy body weight. Oh, I forgot to tell you smoking can damage your blood vessels and raise your risk for HBP…
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-Andrew L Davis III