One billion people worldwide have high blood pressure and by the year 2025, this number is expected to increase to 1.56 billion people. As stated by the World Hypertension Organization (WHO), around 1 in 4 adults are affected by hypertension.
According to recent estimates from the CDC, 67 million Americans have hypertension, while half of those people do not have it adequately controlled. Nearly 1 in 3 US adults have high blood pressure, but approximately 1/3 go undiagnosed due to the asymptomatic nature of hypertension. In fact, many people that have high blood pressure go years without knowing it. The American Heart Association and WHO have reported that hypertension has long been recognized as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.