High Blood Pressure in Young Adults on the Rise

1:40 PM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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many young adults may have undiagnosed high blood pressure.

researchers at the university of wisconsin examined the health records of nearly 14-thousand u-s adults.

all had been to the doctor several times within the past few years and had multiple elevated blood pressure readings.

yet -- 67-percent of 18- to 24-year-olds never received an official hypertension diagnosis.

54-percent of those over 60 remained undiagnosed.

doctors say a diagnosis is the first step toward getting treatment -- and getting blood pressure under control. hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke.

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