A device first implanted in U.S. is showing a significant reduction in blood pressure in patients who suffer from severe hypertension.
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Persons with prehypertension, generally defined as having a systolic blood pressure in the range of 120 and 139 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure of 80 to 89, will usually develop hypertension at the rate of about 10% per year.
High blood pressure control is important as you age, even when only one of the blood pressure readings is in the hypertensive range.
Children with high blood pressure may be at risk for sleep breathing disorders.
While high blood pressure does not have many symptoms, there is a natural way to reduce hypertension.
Of the 65 million people with hypertension, between 25 and 50 percent of them have some evidence that their heart has been affected by high blood pressure.
Higher blood pressure may be one factor associated with a decline in walking ability in later life.