Hypertension is a major health problem of the western world. In one year alone, it has killed in excess of 40,000 people in the USA, contributed to the deaths of more than 200,000 and added to the problems of a further 58 million who suffer from the condition. That amounts to one in every four people, but if only those over the age of 65 are considered, the figure rises to two in every three.
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