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Hypertension: How to Combat the Silent Killer

Revised guidelines mean nearly half of American adults now have high blood pressure



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Under recently revised hypertension guidelines, 46 percent of adults in the US have high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke that often has no symptoms. The experts behind the change are also recommending hypertension be treated earlier with lifestyle changes. That can mean quitting smoking, eating healthy, managing stress, or reducing your salt intake. Find out how your blood pressure rates under the new guidelines, how swapping salt for spice could help lower blood pressure, and how Coasterra Chef Deborah Scott spices up grilled fish

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