High Blood Pressure

  • What Those Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

    The two blood pressure numbers indicate how much pressure builds up in the arteries as the heart beats and between beats.

  • High Blood Pressure/Hypertension

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk for coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke (brain attack).

  • Understanding Prehypertension

    Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.

  • High Blood Pressure Can Damage Kidneys

    High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the second leading cause of kidney disease in the United States, after diabetes.