Cardiovascular disease are conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Many risk factors can be treated, such as tobacco exposure, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, unhealthy diets, and harmful use of alcohol.
The risk of developing heart disease has traditionally been assessed by measurement of LDL and HDL.
Elevation of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease.
Here are a few tips to help control and prevent hypertension.