Natural Family Health Care
High blood pressure (hypertension) is widespread, affecting approximately 25% of the population. If the condition remains untreated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
However, there are many myths about high blood pressure in the popular press. So in the following paragraphs we’ll separate fiction from fact to provide you with a more accurate understanding of this common health problem.
Fiction: The lower your blood pressure, the better.
Fact:Low blood pressure can also lead to health problems. It can cause dizziness or fainting, increasing your risk of falls, and (if it is severe), can even lead to shock and death.
Fiction: Young people do not need to have their blood pressure checked.
Fact: While young people are at lower risk, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advises that everyone have their blood pressure checked from the age of…
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