Preventive Care Services: Take Charge of Your Well-being
Living with High Blood Pressure
According to the Center for Disease Control about 1 of 3 U.S. adults or about 75 million (29%) people, have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension1. High blood pressure increases a one’s risk of kidney disease, heart attacks, and strokes. High blood pressure is sometimes called a ‘silent killer’, because it usually has no symptoms. The best way to monitor your blood pressure is to have it checked regularly and know what the numbers mean (see resources below).
Some Risk Factors that contribute to high blood pressure include2:
What steps can be taken to help control high blood pressure?3
Take a look at these resources and videos to learn more about monitoring your blood pressure and hypertension:
For more information, talk to your medical provider.
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