Men and women are about equally likely to develop high blood pressure
over their lifetimes, but their risks vary at different ages.
Both the US and Canada have higher levels of treatment and better control of high blood pressure
which has led to lower death rates from heart disease and stroke.
When a cause has been identified, treatment for high blood pressure
is directed at the cause.
Researchers analyzed the association between sodium consumption and blood levels of uric acid and albumin in the urine - both markers of blood vessel damage - in participants not taking high blood pressure
The head of Nicosia hospital's cardiology department, Evagoras Nicolaides, said that half of all women under 49 years of age admitted in hospital with acute coronary syndrome also had high blood pressure
, while for those 70 years old or older a total of 77 per cent of female patients had high blood pressure
If you have high blood pressure
, there are many medications that can help keep your condition under control.
Lack of physical activity, stress, smoking and alcohol abuse as well as a high salt intake can also promote high blood pressure
adults with high blood pressure
and 37 million with high cholesterol are not being treated for these conditions.
Between 10 per cent and 15 per cent of pregnant women will suffer high blood pressure
during their pregnancy while a small number will have it before they become pregnant.
The average reading for Liverpool was 139/86, with 58% of those tested showing signs of high blood pressure
, while only one in four people in the area had ideal or normal blood pressure.
With high blood pressure
, the heart works harder, the arteries take a beating, and the chances of a stroke, heart attack, and kidney problems are greater.
And, of those diagnosed, only one in three individuals is properly medically treated for the high blood pressure
condition which doctors refer to as hypertension.