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A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to the heart is severely restricted. This is typically caused by a clot, which blocks the arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart, preventing it from getting enough nutrients and oxygen.

Know How to Handle Stroke

A stroke occurs when brain cells die after being deprived of oxygen and nutrients from a blocked artery or a clot. 

Strokes can lead to serious brain injury or death if not treated quickly.

High Blood Pressure 

High blood pressure is a prevalent condition among adults. Nearly 40% of Americans have high blood pressure, while an estimated 30% are unaware they have the condition.

Taking prescription drugs can increase the risk for developing high blood pressure and worsen the symptoms. Certain drugs may cause salt levels to be too low or too high, which affects blood pressure. 

Other medications prevent the kidneys from removing excess water and salt, thereby increasing the risk for hypertension.