10 interesting facts about Hypertension

1. Hypertension directly increases the risk of heart attack and stroke (brain attack)
2. Hypertension is particularly prevalent in people who have diabetes, gout, or kidney disease
3. Hypertension is asymptomatic
4. It is prevalent in people with a family history of high blood pressure
5. It is prevalent in obese people and in heavy drinkers of alcohol
6. It is prevalent in women who are taking oral contraceptives
7. Hypertension also affects children and teens
8. Some weight loss drugs may make heart disease worse
9. Systolic blood pressure is especially important as one grows older
10. Blood pressure changes during the day. It is lowest as you sleep and rises when you get up

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