Written by Sunrise Senior Living | March 21, 2017
That's every 1 in 3 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a very common condition.
Blood pressure is defined as the force that your blood circulates against your artery walls. Normally, it rises and falls throughout the day. If it reaches high levels and stays there consistently, it then has the ability to damage your heart and increase your risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
"Signs and symptoms are not always present."
Unfortunately, high blood pressure has also been known as the "silent killer,"