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If you or an older adult you love have been diagnosed with hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, you probably know how serious it can be. High blood pressure is linked to heart disease, stroke, and even some types of vision problems.
The good news is that high blood pressure can often be controlled without medication. Because lifestyle impacts blood pressure, it is possible to reduce the need for blood pressure medication by making some changes.
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The Health Risk Calculator
The American Heart Association has a helpful online tool you can use to check yourself for risk factors associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. The interactive tool assesses factors such as cholesterol, exercise, and family medical history to help you identify your health risks. It’s a five-minute activity that can put you on track for a longer, healthier life.