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Alarming Facts About High Blood Pressure

What are the warning signs that you have high blood pressure?

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Statistics compiled by the FDA Office of Women's Health demonstrate that millions of Americans suffer with hypertension or high blood pressure. Problems start to develop when individuals do not realize that their blood pressure is higher then normal. Doctors caution that those who ignore their high blood pressure are placing themselves at further health risk in the future.

High Blood Pressure Symptoms
Commonly, unsuspecting people walk into their Doctor's office for a physical exam and are shocked to discover that they have high blood pressure. Why? Well, the fact is that high blood pressure does not have any noticeable symptoms. This is quite shocking statement, but very true. In the early stages they might find that they feel perfectly healthy. Risk factors are not apparent until much later.

Take Your Pressure
Visit your local drugstore's Health Care aisle. A number of very affordable blood pressure kits are available for purchase. Kits are also offered online at sites likeAmazon.com Protect your health! Purchase a blood pressure kit and take your blood pressure on a regular basis. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

Taking a blood pressure reading is easier than you might think. Your blood pressure consists of two readings. The two readings are systolic pressure and diastolic pressure. Systolic is when the heart beats. Diastolic is when your heart relaxes. A blood pressure reading of 120/80 is considered a normal reading for the average person. Those with a reading far above those numbers are at a greater risk and are encouraged to seek further medical advice.

Who is at Risk for High Blood Pressure?
Surprisingly, everyone is at risk for high blood pressure. Even the very young are at risk for high blood pressure. Seemingly healthy people in the prime of life are also at risk for high blood pressure, but there are those who are more predisposed to this medical condition they include:

Reducing High Blood Pressure Risk
The good news is that the risk factors for high blood pressure are reduced or controlled by following a few basic body care rules. Check out the following suggestions on reducing high blood pressure risk.

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