High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition for American adults. Having high blood pressure indicates that the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is much higher than it should be. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke.
High blood pressure is dangerous because it increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The best way to prevent high blood pressure is to live a healthy life and manage any preexisting health conditions you have.
1 of 3 U.S. adults or about 70 million people have high blood pressure (CDC)