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High Blood Pressure

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. When blood pressure stays high it is called hypertension. This means that the heart must work harder to get blood through your arteries to the rest of the body. High blood pressure can affect many other areas and puts a person at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.

There are many things that can increase your risk of getting hypertension. Some we can control while others we cannot.

You Cannot ControlYou Can Control
AgeAlcohol Consumption
SexPhysical Activity

We offer a 4 week program called BP 4 Me to help you manage your blood pressure through the areas that you can control. For more information, call (813) 559-4188.