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Why It Is Important to Avoid Primary Hypertension?

Why Should You Care About Preventing Primary Hypertension?

Primary hypertension is a factor in a number of the most common health conditions people develop as they get older. Primary hypertension prevention reduces the chances of a person developing these life-threatening or life-altering conditions. Consider these examples of the impact of hypertension on Americans:
  • Hypertension is a factor in 77 percent of strokes -- the number 3 cause of death in the United States
  • Hypertension is a factor in 67 percent of heart attacks in the United States
  • Hypertension precedes 74 percent of cases of heart failure in the United States
  • Hypertension is the second-leading cause of chronic kidney failure in the United States -- responsible for 26 percent of all cases
  • Hypertension affects circulation -- creating a higher risk for mental deterioration and Alzheimer's disease
  • Hypertension causes more visits to doctors than any other condition -- just a 10 percent decline in the number of visits would save $478 million each year
  • Hypertension and its complications cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion each year.


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