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Understanding High Blood Pressure

Understanding Circulation - VHL HealthSheet #82949_VA
Blood flows from the heart to the body and back to the heart. This nonstop flow is called circulation.
Understanding Veins - VHL HealthSheet #83062_VA
The ongoing flow of blood from the heart to the body and back to the heart again is called circulation.
What Is High Blood Pressure? - VHL HealthSheet #85658_VA
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it often has no symptoms. Left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, or blindness. Making some lifestyle changes and taking any prescribed medication should keep your blood pressure under control.
Controlling High Blood Pressure - VHL HealthSheet #82044_VA
High blood pressure (hypertension) is called the silent killer. This is because many people who have it don’t know it. You can take an easy test to see if your blood pressure is too high. If it is high, you can take steps to lower it. Doing so could save your life.
Taking Your Blood Pressure - VHL HealthSheet #84253_VA
You can take your own blood pressure reading using a digital monitor.
Your High Blood Pressure Risk Factors - VHL HealthSheet #83113_VA
Risk factors are things that make you more likely to have a disease or condition. Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure?
High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease - VHL HealthSheet #85660_VA
High blood pressure that isn't controlled can damage the walls of the blood vessels in your body, including those in the kidneys.
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