Self-Test: The Risks of High Blood Pressure  

Do you know the risks of high blood pressure? Take this quick quiz to find out! 

1. High blood pressure is not very common.

a) True
b) False

2. You can usually tell if you have high blood pressure.

a) True
b) False

3. Most people with high blood pressure know it.

a) True
b) False

4. Anyone can get high blood pressure.

True
False

How well did you do? Click the link below to find out. If you haven't had your blood pressure checked in awhile, it's a good idea to schedule a routine checkup with your doctor. Start writing down your blood pressure and keep track of it in a folder so you can monitor it over time. It's one of the most important things you should know about your health, especially if you have any of the risk factors!

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Review Date: May 3, 2002

Reviewed By: Jacqueline A. Hart, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Harvard University and Senior Medical Editor, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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