high blood pressure

February is American Heart Month.  High blood pressure is a secret killer, often showing no signs or symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.  It is easy to get your blood pressure checked: ask your doctor, check your local drugstore, or purchase a home blood pressure monitor.

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