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The cold, hard blood pressure facts

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This article is intended to shock you into taking action. Here we look at the cold hard blood pressure facts.

Most people are familiar with high blood pressure, and even the medical term for it - hypertension. But why do so many people ignore its existence? It is estimated that 25% of Americans are literally walking time bombs. If it is called the “silent killer” there must be a reason. The reason is very simple, suffering from high blood pressure is an asymptomatic disease, meaning there are no symptoms, you feel nothing. This is also why many people choose to ignore it even when diagnosed “if I can’t feel anything, it can’t be serious!

Below you will find a list of some rather alarming blood pressure facts:

  • It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure
  • As many as 1 in 4 Americans (25%) have high blood pressure
  • High blood pressure is a serious risk factor for developing heart disease
  • High blood pressure is one of the main causes of heart failure, one of America’s leading causes of death
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure is the main risk factor for stroke
  • High blood pressure is all to frequently associated with kidney disease
  • High blood pressure is an important risk factor for developing and worsening many complications associated with diabetes
  • 60% of people with diabetes suffer from high blood pressure
  • Sufferers of high blood pressure are at risk of developing peripheral vascular disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs and feet
  • Doctors do not know what causes 90%-95% of all cases of high blood pressure
  • The medical profession may not know what causes hypertension, but there is a very wide spread agreement that regular exercise, loss of weight, alcohol and salt reduction, together with a healthy well balanced diet will go a long way to reducing elevated blood pressure. Don’t do as most people and just ignore the facts, high blood pressure won't just go away. Take action now!

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