Commonly, high blood pressure is an issue only men over the age of 45 are concerned with. Young males in their thirties tend to ignore this problem, knowing that they have at least 15-20 years ahead of them. However, recent findings show that young men are also risking high blood pressure in their prime years with the added misfortune of not showing any symptoms at all. Specialists say that 1 in 3 male Americans suffer from high blood pressure and don’t even know it. Before the age of 45, HBP affects more men than women, while after the age of 45 it affects more women than men. Young African-American males are more likely to develop HBP during their younger years, and all men having an obesity family history, should get their blood pressure checked regularly.

 

-Ather, S. (2016, November 18). The Seven Sound Facts Every Man Should Know about His Heart. Retrieved December 12, 2016, from https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-seven-sound-facts-every-man-should-know-about-his-heart-lbkr/

excerpted from “The Seven Sound Facts Every Man Should Know About his Heart”