High blood pressure (also known as 'hypertension') can lead to serious health problems, such as a heart attack, a stroke, heart failure or kidney disease.
There are often no symptoms or signs of high blood pressure - you can have high blood pressure and feel well. Therefore, it is important that you have regular blood pressure checks.
The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is by having it checked regularly by a health professional.
The following factors increase the risks of serious problems associated with high blood pressure:
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