Home > Medical > Hypertension > FAQs FAQs All sections in Hypertension » About Hypertension » Medication » Effects on the Body » Explaining Hypertension » FAQs » Health Tips » Lifestyle Changes » Living with Hypertension » Measuring BP » Hypertension News » Real-life Story » Stress, Women & Obesity » Types of Blood Pressure » Risk Factors How often do we need to be tested for hypertension? The older a person gets, the more regularly hypertension should be tested for. Once someone is over the age of 65, annual testing is recommended. When is blood pressure too low and what can one do about it? There seems to be much controversy as to whether this condition in fact exists. Is high blood pressure bad? Like many important questions, this doesn’t have a short answer: blood pressure is essential to your survival. Quiz Am I at risk for hypertension? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Are you ready to quit smoking? » Subscribe Newsletters » 10 salty food culprits 10 foods with hidden fat Is it OK to become pregnant if I have hypertension? Hypertension increases the risk of a condition known as preeclampsia, which is usually characterised by elevated blood pressure and retention of water and salt. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.