Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that affects millions of adults in the United States.
While it may not always present with symptoms, hypertension can increase the risk of serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
1.Approximately 45% of adults in the United States have hypertension, according to the CDC.1
2. Hypertension is more common among older adults, African Americans, and people with a family history of the condition.1
3.Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other health problems.1
4.Many people with hypertension are unaware that they have the condition, as it often has no symptoms.1
5.Lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking, can help to lower blood pressure.2
6. If lifestyle changes are not sufficient to control hypertension, medications such as diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and beta-blockers may be
prescribed by a healthcare professional.3
7.Regular blood pressure screenings are important for early detection and management of hypertension.1