More than 700,000 Mississippi adults have high blood pressure (hypertension), and thousands more may be at risk.

High blood pressure increases a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States. It can also lead to kidney disease, blindness and mental impairment. High blood pressure can be controlled or prevented entirely by taking the right steps.  Source: Mississippi State Department of Health,0,297,431.html