We hear about it all the time, but exactly what is high blood pressure? If your blood is pushing too hard against artery walls, you may be at risk for a stroke or heart attack.
We know that smoking and heart disease go hand and hand. And new research shows how smoking damages the heart directly and can even lead to heart failure.
Although regular tests should start at age 20, 60 percent of women don’t think they need screenings for risk factors for heart disease until they are older.
Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.