In many individuals, hypertension (high blood pressure) is linked to their weight, and eating and lifestyle habits.  Along with surging levels of obesity and diabetes in America, hypertension is reaching epidemic numbers.  The most concerning aspect of hypertension is that it is a silent disease, certainly in its early phases, which can last for years, and not be diagnosed until one has a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.  Get screened and treated before the effects of hypertension become irreversible and deadly.