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High Blood pressure (or hypertension) can be best described as "the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood (NIH)". If the blood pressure rises, it can become extremely harmful to the individual. High blood pressure can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys, arteries and more, while decreasing your body's ability to transfer oxygen and blood to the heart and brain. Many people fail to recognize that they have high blood pressure because generally there are no symptoms. A person can feel healthy and normal with high blood pressure, however, not knowing can lead to serious problems including a premature death. As a result, individuals can suffer from a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, severe chest pains and more. It is imperative that a person monitors their blood pressure, particularly as they age. Also, if someone in your family has high blood pressure, then it should be checked more on a frequent basis. To learn how blood pressure is diagnosed, read the following article below:

                                                           HOW IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DIAGNOSED?

It is estimated that in America, 1 out of 3 adults has high blood pressure. This does not include the statistics from other countries as well (CDC). The exact cause of high blood pressure is not known; however, there are several habits that people do that dramatically increase their risk for high blood pressure. This includes: smoking, obesity, too much salt and alcohol, genetics, age, stress,  chronic kidney disease and adrenal and thyroid disorders. In other words, changing your life style could substantially decrease your risk for having high blood pressure. Whether you are currently at risk or not, always maintain a healthy eating habit and exercise to control your blood pressure. Cut back on the salty foods and limit your alcohol intake. DO NOT be another statistic.  You are responsible for your health....

Please read the additional information for more tips on high blood pressure and what you can do to help you or a loved one. 


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Proverbs 17:3 (KJV)."