Posted by The Cheat Sheet
We all know heart disease is one of the leading killers in America, and high blood pressure can certainly contribute to your risk. But how much do you know about hypertension, really? For one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us one out of every three adults has high blood pressure, and only half of them are managing it. This leads to about 1,000 deaths each day from health conditions that are caused by hypertension — think heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failures, and kidney disease.