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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thirty-five million people in the United States have high blood pressure, roughly about one half, are women, and according to the American Heart Association, they have certain characteristics that can be concerning.READ MORE: Body Found At Broomall Auto Body Shop Owned By Missing Man George Hughes, Police Say
Compared with men, women with high blood pressure are more likely to be obese and have high cholesterol levels. They are also less likely than men to receive medication such as aspirin, blood pressure-lowing drugs, or cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Most people don’t know that heart disease is the number one killer of women as well. An estimated 480,000 women die of cardiovascular disease every single year.MORE NEWS: Off-Duty Officer Thomas Munz Jr. Killed While Riding Motorcycle In South Philly Was Involved In Fatal Shooting Of Walter Wallace Jr.
The critical fact is that high blood pressure is a major contributor to problems. Please don’t ignore the problem—get it treated.