Located almost in the center of the chest, the adult human heart is about the size of two fists held side-by-side.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk for coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke (brain attack).
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't limited to those 18 and older.
Doctors often consider chronically low blood pressure too low only if it drops suddenly or causes noticeable symptoms.
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
The two blood pressure numbers indicate how much pressure builds up in the arteries as the heart beats and between beats.
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