Hypertension – or high blood pressure – affects one in four Americans, and
occurs when the pressure of the blood in your arteries and other blood vessels
is too high. It is especially dangerous because it may not give any warning
signs. Read below to see what factors cause hypertension so you can take
control of having a healthy heart.

Weighing on Our Hearts

Being overweight or obese increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. Nearly 70% of American adults are either overweight or obese and roughly one in three U.S. children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. Losing a few pounds can provide you with cardiovascular benefits, so every step in the right direction is a step toward healthier living.

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Sources: American Heart Association