High blood pressure affects one in three American adults and is more common in older adults. Chances are some of your clients have high blood pressure. Unlike other conditions, however, high blood pressure typically doesn’t have outward symptoms, and thus people should to be proactive in checking their blood pressure.

Research shows long-term high blood pressure is not only related to increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but annual costs for healthcare services and medications range from $736 to $1,226 per person.. If your client has high blood pressure (and, again, it’s likely as 33% of Americans do), they’ll have additional financial considerations to plan for.

There are several ways people can lower their blood pressure, however, including losing weight as needed, reducing alcohol consumption, and increasing their potassium intake. For more on high blood pressure and its connection to wealth and health, check out this Knowledge Place article.


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