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High Blood Pressure


More than two thirds of Americans who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure use medications to treat their condition.

About 74.5 million people in the U.S. aged 20 and over have high blood pressure.


High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke and kidney disease.  However, it can be controlled with proper medical care and lifestyle changes.  If you have high blood pressure, talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about the following:

  • How to lose weight
  • How to quit smoking
  • How often to take blood pressure readings
  • How to control your blood pressure
  • What should be your daily sodium allowance
American Heart Association (Blood Pressure)
CDC website - High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure