High Blood Pressure

Frequently Asked Questions

7. Why is it so important to control my blood pressure?

High blood pressure is often called "the silent killer" because it usually has no symptoms. Occasionally, headaches may occur. Some people may not find out they have high blood pressure until they have trouble with their hearts, kidneys, or eyes. When high blood pressure is not diagnosed and treated, it can lead to other life-threatening conditions, including heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. It can also lead to vision changes or blindness.

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