High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough over time that it may eventually cause health problems. A person can have hypertension for many years without any symptoms, silently damaging blood vessels and vital organs.
Complications of uncontrolled hypertension include:
This is why taking your medicines as prescribed—also known as treatment adherence—is very important. Taking anti-hypertension medications as instructed by your doctor promotes optimal blood pressure control and lowers the risk of hypertension complications.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the following treatment adherence tips:
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https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20373410. Accessed 22 April 2020
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/special-features/why-you-need-take-your-medications-prescribed-or-instructed. Accessed 22 April 2020
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