You’re not tense, nervous, or jumpy…and you feel fine. So you couldn’t have high blood pressure…right?
Wrong. Normally, there are no noticeable symptoms of high blood pressure (or “hypertension”) – despite the fact that it is a major cause of both heart disease and stroke.
High blood pressure is usually controllable with lifestyle changes and medication. But if it’s left untreated, your chance of dying before the age of 65 is two to three times higher than that of a person with normal blood pressure.
That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly. The test is painless and simple, it only takes a few minutes…and it may save your life.