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  • Understanding Prehypertension

    Understanding Prehypertension Prehypertension is a new term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits,...

  • High Blood Pressure/Hypertension

    High Blood Pressure/Hypertension What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the artery walls. The force is generated with each heartbeat as blood is pumped from ...

  • Heed the Warning of Prehypertension

    Heed the Warning of Prehypertension Your blood pressure isn’t just a reading at your doctor’s office. It can predict your risk for heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Simply put, the higher your ...

  • What Those Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

    What Those Blood Pressure Numbers Mean A quick, painless test measures blood pressure: A rubber cuff is wrapped around your arm and inflated; that compresses an artery in your arm and momentarily sto...

  • High Blood Pressure Can Damage Kidneys

    High Blood Pressure Can Damage Kidneys Most people know that high blood pressure puts you at greater risk for heart attack and stroke. But you might be surprised to learn that high blood pressure can...