High blood pressure
Managing this silent killer
You likely know that having high blood pressure isn't a good thing. And you may also know that it gets more common as you age. High blood pressure can be easy to dismiss precisely because it's so common and almost expected by some people.
In fact, 1 in 3 Americans has hypertension and another third have higher than normal blood pressure. But high blood pressure isn't inevitable. Nor is it unmanageable if you have it. Understanding high blood pressure — what it means, what puts you at risk of the condition, and the range of treatment options available — is critical to protecting your long-term health.