New Guidelines on High Blood Pressure

BP CuffHigh blood pressure (hypertension) has been called the “silent killer” because it often has no discernable symptoms. Left untreated, however, it can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision and other maladies. Everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly. This is especially so if someone in your family has had it, as there is a strong genetic component that dictates the level of risk. READ MORE