HYPERTENSION & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common, yet serious condition in which the force of the blood in a person’s arteries is too high. This damages artery walls and the heart, and when uncontrolled can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Between 1998 and 2015, the percentage of adults in Lake County reporting that they have hypertension has increased from 18% to 35%, nearly doubling over the interval.

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DEATH

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