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Health Tip: Get Checked for High Blood Pressure

You probably don't have symptoms

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure is quite common, but is often undiagnosed.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains:

  • High blood pressure isn't just a problem for seniors. It's also becoming more common in young people.
  • Since the condition rarely causes symptoms, you may have high blood pressure even if you feel fine.
  • Minority women are at greatest risk of developing high blood pressure and its complications.
  • High blood pressure raises a person's risk of stroke and heart attack.
  • Some research shows high blood pressure can raise the risk of dementia later in life.

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