According to DSHS:
- People over age 55 have a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure.
- People who are overweight or obese increase their risk for high blood pressure.
- Treating high blood pressure can save your life. Lowering your blood pressure reduces your chance of heart attack by 27 percent, stroke by 38 percent, and heart failure by 55 percent.
See your medical provider for a blood pressure check. If its high, there are things you can do to reduce your blood pressure.
With proper attention, high blood pressure can be controlled, and even prevented.
To help prevent or reduce high blood pressure, see 8 Tips to Prevent High Blood Pressure.