We are discussing what experts call the most neglected condition, uncontrolled blood pressure. According to the CDC, nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and only 1 in 4 adults have their condition under control. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the “silent killer” because most people who have it don’t have any symptoms.

On the next Health News You Can Use, we’re talking to Dr. Tracy Stevens, cardiologist and medical director of Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center, about the serious impact high blood pressure has on your body, and the most important thing people can do about it.

 

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