May Is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, also called hypertension. High blood pressure is dangerous because it increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, death.
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms until it causes major damage. A number of FDA-approved drugs, along with lifestyle changes, can help treat this condition.
Read the Consumer Update to get tips for controlling blood pressure and to learn more about approved medications.