This Is What Black Women Need To Know About Hypertension


High blood pressure is a medical issue that plagues over 75 million Americans. And the disease also referred to as hypertension is very prevalent in the African-American community. Lifestyle publication for black women MadameNoire highlighted that out of the number of those affected by an abnormally high blood pressure, black women account for 45.7%. Below MadameNoire shares the important facts black women need to know about the condition:

Sweat Sisters, for more resources and information on hypertension visit the American Heart Association’s website.

You can also learn more about diabetes and the impact it has on black women HERE.

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