One in three, or about 75 million American adults, have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S.
Preventive health care is pretty self-explanatory — it helps prevent diseases. It can also find problems early, when they’re most treatable. The goal with screenings is to keep you feeling as well as you do today. Here are some important tests to discuss with your doctor: