Obesity and Hypertension: Do You Know Your Risks?

Do you have high blood pressure? If you’re overweight or obese, there’s a good chance you do, and unless you have regular checkups, you may not even know it. Studies have shown men and women who are overweight or obese often also suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension, a serious condition that can put you at risk for even more serious medical problems like heart attacks and stroke. Understanding the risks of hypertension and the relationship between high blood pressure and obesity is a critical step in ensuring you stay as healthy as possible. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more]