Hypertension places stress on several organs (called target organs), including the kidneys, eyes, and heart, causing them to deteriorate over time. High blood pressure contributes to 75% of all strokes and heart attacks. It is particularly deadly in African-Americans.
Risk of complications or rapid progression of hypertension become more likely in the presence of other risk factors, including significant elevation of blood pressure, increasing age , smoking, abnormal cholesterol...Read more
The big news announced yesterday was that people older than 60 can now have higher blood pressure before their doctors will tell them to... Read more »
An important study suggests that aggressively treating cholesterol levels and blood pressure improves the cardiovascular health of... Read more »
I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 1999. Prior to that date my blood pressure readings were averaging 147/91. In January of 2000 my... Read more »