Morning Rounds: What you need to know about hypertension

Posted at 12:50 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 12:25:22-05

MISSOULA – We answer your medical questions every Wednesday on Montana This Morning during Morning Rounds.

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Dr. Kasey Harbine with St. Patrick Hospital takes a look at the issue of hypertension during the March 6, 2019 edition of Morning Rounds.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers up more information on their website, including the following:

High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—or about 75 million people—have high blood pressure.1 Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.1 Many youth are also being diagnosed with high blood pressure.2 This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death for Americans.3 Get more quick facts about high blood pressure, or learn more about high blood pressure in the United States.