As we continue raising awareness about heart health this month, it’s important to highlight some facts about hypertension (or high blood pressure). This common and dangerous condition can lead to heart disease, stroke and other serious problems.
Did you know these facts about high blood pressure?
- High blood pressure doesn’t usually have any symptoms.
- Hypertension isn’t age-based.
- Women and Black Americans have unique risks related to high blood pressure.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more information about hypertension, including ways to prevent and manage high blood pressure.