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Research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru shows that for every 10 people diagnosed with high blood pressure, seven remain undiagnosed and untreated.
When a direct cause for high blood pressure can be identified, the condition is described as secondary hypertension.
High blood pressure - the biggest risk factor in heart disease - before and during pregnancy affects three per cent of pregnant women but is on the increase.
Jamie Waterall, Chair of the Blood Pressure System Leadership Board, PHE, said: Putting tailored interventions in place is key to ensure as many cases of high blood pressure as possible are diagnosed and monitored, and this is something were increasingly seeing from local authorities.
Most people do not have symptoms from high blood pressure until it has caused damage to the body.
Researchers didn't assess the cause-and-effect relationship between salt intake and high blood pressure.
A total of 40 per cent of Cypriot heart disease sufferers had high blood pressure and did not know it," Stylianou said citing a study in which Nicosia General Hospital's cardiology department participated.
But here's the good news: High blood pressure can be managed, delayed or prevented by adopting some simple lifestyle changes.
High blood pressure, also named arterial hypertension, has been described as a "national disease" in Western countries for many years, but it has also become more and more common in Namibia as a result of certain lifestyle changes.
Heart disease is the leading killer in America, and the bottom line is that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are out of control for most Americans who have these conditions," CDC director Thomas R.
Just as too much air pressure can damage a tire or too much water pushing through a garden hose can damage the hose, high blood pressure can threaten healthy arteries and lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
Frieden had a message for physicians: Controlling high blood pressure and cholesterol is one of the most important things you can do for your patients.