High blood pressure, or hypertension, is called a silent killer because it quietly damages your body for years without any symptoms. Left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to disability, poor quality of life, or a heart attack or stroke. However, proper lifestyle changes and treatment can help you control your high blood pressure and lower the risk of damage to your arteries and organs.
Learn more about the dangers of high blood pressure and how to prevent this deadly condition in these articles from the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association.
Another important prevention step is to visit your medical provider for a checkup and blood pressure screening appointment to evaluate your present risks. If you need an appointment, request one now with AllCare Family Medical Clinic by dialing 662-712-6144.