High Blood Pressure Education – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Health experts point out that about 1 out of every 3 American adults has hypertension or high blood pressure.
Fine: And high blood pressure is more common in people who are older so that by the time people are 60 to 70, probably as many as half the population may have hypertension.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Fine at the NIH adds that people who are obese are also at higher risk for high blood pressure. And…
Fine: People who have high blood pressure are at higher risk for heart attacks, for strokes, kidney disease, and some other vascular diseases.
Narrator: For more on high blood pressure, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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