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.