Associated Health Risks 2022-04-28T13:32:51-04:00

Associated Health Risks

If your blood pressure is not well controlled, it can pose serious health risks. High blood pressure increases your risk of:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Kidney (renal) disease
  • Eye problems (retinopathy)
  • Erectile dysfunction


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

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