High Blood Pressure Education – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. People who have high blood pressure are at higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, and vascular diseases.
Fine: One of the important things about high blood pressure is that you can have high blood pressure without knowing it.
Narrator: Dr. Lawrence Fine at the NIH says high blood pressure is a silent killer because it doesn't necessarily cause any symptoms.
Fine: It's not like a bellyache or a headache that you obviously know that you have it. So that's why it's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Narrator: Blood pressure higher than 140/90 is considered high. For more information on blood pressure, and how to prevent or treat hypertension, 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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