Hypertension


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  • One in three adults in the United States suffers from hypertension, also known as high blood pressue, However, since the condition has no noticeable symptoms, a lot of people have high blood pressure for several years before they are diagnosed. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to many significant health problems, including stroke, heart attack and heart damage.
  • UF Division of Nephrology faculty member, Dr. David Weiner, sat down with with WCJB-TV20’s Bob Williams to discuss high blood pressure treatments for the January 24, 2013 edition of Your Health Reports. Visit the TV20 website to watch the full interview.
  • Or see Dr. Rajesh Mohandas full interview on Hypertension for the June 15, 2015 Media Spotlight here
  • High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
  • Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.
  • You can have high blood pressure (hypertension) for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health
    problems, including heart attack and stroke.
  • High blood pressure typically develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.
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