Associated Health Risks
If your blood pressure is not well controlled, it can pose serious health risks. High blood pressure increases your risk of:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Kidney (renal) disease
- Eye problems (retinopathy)
- Erectile dysfunction
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypertension is common, but many people don’t even know if they have it. Take action today:
- Check your blood pressure at home with a blood pressure monitor or have your health care provider do it for you at your doctor’s office or pharmacy.
- Know what blood pressure readings mean for you. Learn more about your numbers
- Work with your doctor to develop a plan to control your blood pressure to help you stay healthy and decrease your risk of serious health problems. Learn more about medications