Here’s what you need to know about blood pressure:
About one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. There are no symptoms and only just over half of the people with high blood pressure receive treatment.
Often called the “silent killer,” uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure.
Blood pressure measures how hard your heart needs to work to push your blood through the veins and arteries. The top number is the pressure during a heartbeat, and the bottom number is the pressure between beats.
Stress, dehydration, lack of sleep, inactivity and poor diet and raise you blood pressure. Pay close attention to your lifestyle to keep your blood pressure in check. Visit your physician or nurse to be screened annually.
Eliz Greene works busy people to improve heart health, so they can work well, feel better, and stress less.
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after heart health, stress management, & wellness speaker.
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