Diets high in sodium or low in potassium can contribute to hypertension. Infrequent physical activity, tobacco use, and excess alcohol consumption are also risk factors. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease are more likely to have high blood pressure.
Though many people with high blood pressure do not experience any symptoms, it can cause very serious health problems if left untreated. Some conditions associated with high blood pressure include:
If you have risk factors for high blood pressure, it is important to be checked routinely. If you already have high blood pressure, it is important to be seen by an expert.
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