High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition suffered by many Australians. In fact a survey by the Heart Foundation found one in three Australians aged between 30-65 years have had high blood pressure. Left untreated, high blood pressure may lead to heart attack, a stroke, heart failure or kidney disease.
Most people experience no obvious symptoms of high blood pressure and generally feel well. The only way to detect changes is by my measuring your blood pressure regularly with a monitor. The good news is that if you have high blood pressure it can be controlled with lifestyle changes and/or medication.