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Hypertension in Women

Hypertension, or high-blood pressure, is a chronic medical conditions that result in serious heart problems, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Hypertension usually doesn’t display symptoms and can be difficult to detect, leading some to suffer from years of damage to the body without being aware the danger. Hypertension can be detected through screenings, making regular checkups very important, especially as women age. Women can face certain risks of hypertension from health conditions like pregnancy and women who are past menopause can also face an increased risk of high blood pressure. Healthy eating and lifestyle changes can reduce some risks of hypertension. To learn more about hypertension, follow the links below for more information from www.womenshealth.govand the National Instiutes of Health.

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