November 23, 2014
Hypertension On the Rise
Wellness Tip

Hypertension On the Rise

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

Two out of three Americans over 60 have hypertension, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as does one out of three people ages 40 to 60. What’s more, one in 14 Ameri­cans ages 18 to 39 has the condition.

As life expectancy has increased and Americans have become heavier in recent decades, hyperten­sion rates have increased.

Treatment rates are up: 82 percent of Americans with hyperten­sion are now aware of it, 76 percent are taking medication for it, and 52 percent have their blood pressure controlled.