High blood pressure is a condition where the force of blood against artery walls exceeds normal levels, which can cause health problems. High blood pressure is often called the silent killer because it does not usually produce any symptoms, and there are no outward signs or symptoms that people may be experiencing.
However, if left untreated, it can lead to serious conditions such as stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.
High blood pressure is a serious health condition that affects millions of people every year. High blood pressure treatment has come a long way in recent years, with many new treatments available for patients who need them. There are three main types of high blood pressure treatments: lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery.
High blood pressure affects between 50 million to 75 million Americans – approximately one in four adults (24%) have high blood pressure (hypertension). In contrast, another 50% of American adults are pre-hypertensive or at risk for developing hypertension.