High Blood Pressure

More than half of Americans have hypertension or are at risk of developing it. Get insight into what it means to have high blood pressure and what you can do about it.
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  • Doctors always check your blood pressure because left untreated, hypertension can damage the entire circulatory system. Be aware of the risks.
  • Many people forget to ask important questions at their doctor's appointments. You may want to print or write these questions down before your appointment so you remember to get the answers you need.
  • Learn about the different types of blood pressure problems, including secondary and pulmonary hypertension, and how treatment can help.