Nearly one in three adults in our nation has high bloodpressure and more than half do not have it under control, according to a newreport.
The Center for Disease Control says millions are aware oftheir condition and aren’t getting treated with medicine or some don’t evenknow they have it.
One area doctor says medicine can be expensive, but thereare other ways to lower high blood pressure.
“The lifestyle changes… weight loss and exercise are anexcellent method of controlling high blood pressure. Focus on the small stepsand celebrate the small victories. There is talk of a set point that if youlose five pounds although it may not sound like a lot. That may control the bloodpressure significantly,” said Dr. William A. Jorgensen from St. Elizabeth’sMedical Center.
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart diseaseand stroke and is the leading cause of death in the U.S.