High Blood Pressure

Risk Factors

Not a Normal Part of Aging

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure. Many people get high blood pressure as they get older. In fact, about two thirds of Americans age 60 and older have high blood pressure. However, getting high blood pressure is not a normal part of aging. There are things you can do to help keep your blood pressure normal, such as eating a healthy diet and getting more exercise.

Risk Factors

Anyone can develop high blood pressure. But your chances of getting high blood pressure are higher if you

Other things that increase your chances of developing high blood pressure are

African Americans at Higher Risk

In the U.S., high blood pressure occurs more often in African Americans. Compared to other groups, blacks