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How many people have hypertension?

Today, hypertension affects more than 65 million American adults. This means that about 1 out of every 3 people in the US suffers with hypertension. Hypertension knows no boundaries and affects babies, children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. Both women and men are at risk for hypertension.

Some findings report that one-third to one-half of people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. There are new estimates that another 59 million Americans have a condition called prehypertension with blood pressure ranging from 120/80 to 138/89. 

In addition, about 6 to 8 percent of pregnant women are affected by hypertension that can lead to a very serious condition called preeclampsia.

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