Blood Pressure

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. If left untreated, you are at risk of having:
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart enlargement
  • Heart failure
  • Peripheral vascular disease (such as lack of blood circulation in the legs, claudication, or aneurysms)
  • Kidney disease
  • Hemorrhages in the blood vessels in the eyes
Treatment of hypertension includes making lifestyle changes recommended by your healthcare provider.

The following links provide helpful information for controlling your blood pressure: