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According to the American Heart Association, 80 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it could cause health problems, such as heart disease, heart attack and stroke. 

Controlling your blood pressure is one of the most important factors in improving your cardiovascular health. No matter your age, you will benefit from understanding the risk factors, developing a plan for better health, and creating habits that can last a lifetime. Don’t become a statistic. Schedule your physical exam with your Spectrum Health primary care physician and know your numbers.  Learning how to get heart healthy, and stay heart healthy, can go a long way in reducing your future risk.