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Preventing High Blood Pressure & Heart Failure

Who is at risk for developing high blood pressure?

One in three American adults has high blood pressure, including 36 million American women. Many factors affect your risk of developing high blood pressure. Other than being more common the older you get, your risk of developing high blood pressure also increases if you: Are overweight or obese Don’t get enough exercise Have an unhealthy diet Have a family history of high blood pressure Are African American Have diabetes Have high cholesterol Drink too much alcohol Click here to learn why African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure.

Can hormone therapy and birth control affect blood pressure in women?

While it is unusual, your blood pressure may go up if...
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Blood Pressure & Heart Failure Risk

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against the walls of your arteries (or blood vessels) as blood flows through your body. Blood pressure is reported as two numbers. The first or top number is the systolic pressure—the pressure of the blood in the vessels...
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Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against the walls of your arteries (or blood vessels) as blood flows through the body. Blood pressure is given as two numbers. The first or top number is the systolic pressure—the pressure of the blood in the vessels as...
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