Steps to take following a high blood pressure diagnosis

Everyone ages 3 and older should get their blood pressure checked by a healthcare provider at least once a year. Valley News/Courtesy photo
There are many actions that can be taken following a high blood pressure diagnosis. Hypertension, characterized by abnormally high blood pressure, is a more prevalent issue than often acknowledged. According to a 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 116 million individuals, roughly half of American adults, suffer from hypertension. This problem isn't confined to the U.S., as per the World Health Organization, the global count of individuals with hypertension has surged to 1.28 billion since 1990.Despite its widespread occurrence, hypertension is not a normal state and warrants serious attention. The American Heart Association (AHA) underscores that if left unaddressed or uncontrolled, hypertension can give rise to various severe and potentially fata
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