Hypertension – Men’s Health PITCH

I’m Dr. Bruce Campbell, here to deliver your
Men’s Health Pitch. What is possibly the single most neglected
medical condition? High blood pressure, also known as hypertension. It is estimated that a staggering 36 million
adults in the United States have uncontrolled blood pressure, and of these, 14 million are
unaware of their hypertension. An estimated 16 million people take blood
pressure medication but do not have it under control. So why is hypertension so evasive? A key problem is that you can feel great but
still have elevated blood pressure and therefore be completely unaware of its deadly presence. If left undetected and untreated, hypertension
significantly increases your risk of a heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. What is elevated blood pressure? The American Heart Association defines hypertension
as a reading of 140/90 or higher. Don’t let this silent killer jeopardize your
health. Get your blood pressure checked. If it is elevated, make an appointment to
see your doctor. I’m Dr. Bruce Campbell with your Men’s Health Pitch.

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