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Hypertension Prevention Program Overview

Health & Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone:  (214) 819-5115
E-mail:  chronic.disease@dallascounty.org


What is Hypertension?

High blood pressure (hypertension) is blood pressure that is higher than normal (130/80 mmHg).

Read More:  What is High Blood Pressure

Signs and Symptoms

High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. Measuring your blood pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure.

Read more:  High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes

What Problems does High Blood Pressure Cause?

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your health in many ways. It can seriously hurt important organs like your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

Read More:  Health and High Blood Pressure

Other Resources

CDC Hypertension
NIH Living with Hypertension
Health Threats From High Blood Pressure