Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease
December 9, 2015•13 min
Uncontrolled high blood pressure–or hypertension– is called “the silent killer” because it has no symptoms but can lead to heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, kidney damage, vision loss and memory loss, among other problems. Unfortunately, one in every four American adults has hypertension, often related to obesity, diabetes or other conditions.Heart disease is one of the most serious health problems of modern times. The nation’s leading cause of death, heart disease claims the lives of nearly 1 million Americans each year.Dr. Troy Randle is here to discuss hypertension and cardiovascular disease.