High Blood Pressure
Frequently Asked Questions
8. Who is most likely to get high blood pressure?
Your chances of getting high blood pressure are higher if you
- are overweight or obese
- are a man over the age of 45 or a woman over the age of 55
- have a family history of high blood pressure
- have pre-hypertension, with a reading of 120-139/80-89 mmHg
- are African American.