It’s important to learn more about high blood pressure and work closely with your doctor. The more you know, the more you’ll see it’s possible to manage high blood pressure.
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure means that your blood is moving through your arteries with a pressure higher than normal. The higher the pressure inside your arteries, the higher your blood pressure numbers may be.
Most of the time, high blood pressure is “silent”—which means you may feel no symptoms. That’s why people can have high blood pressure and not even know it. In fact, 1 in 3 Americans has high blood pressure. It's a common health problem. And it’s important to know that uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to other serious health problems.
Start by learning more about high blood pressure—and the steps you can take to manage it day by day. If you are taking medicine for high blood pressure but have not found the right fit for you, ask your doctor if BENICAR® or BENICAR HCT® can help you get closer to your blood pressure goal.
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