High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects around 45% of adults in the United States. Having hypertension puts you at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, which are the leading causes of death in the United States. In this blog, we will discuss the most common myths associated with hypertension.
Risk factors are conditions or behaviors that increase your chances of developing a disease. When you have more than one risk factor for heart disease, your risk of developing heart disease greatly multiplies. So if you have high blood pressure, you need to take action. Fortunately, you can control most heart disease risk factors.