Whether you or a family member has high blood pressure, you know it can impact many aspects of your life, from activities to diet, and medications to daily routines.
That's why A&D Medical is proud to support National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
130 IS TOO HIGH FOR BLOOD PRESSURE
What Do You Need to Know?
The definition of blood pressure recently changed, and now a number of 130-139 is considered Stage 1 hypertension. The American Heart Association changed their guidelines, based on "compelling data that show[ed] that a rising risk of heart attack, stroke and other consequences of high blood pressure at any point above a systolic level of 120mmHg - and at 130mmHg, that risk doubles when compared to levels in the normal range."
Because of these changes, many more people are now classified as having hypertension, and monitoring blood pressure on a regular basis is an important part of the lifestyle adjustments that may be necessary.
#checkit TO HELP SAVE LIVES
What Should You Do?
To help save lives, the American Heart Association's goal is to get 3 million blood pressure checks in May to support National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
Once you've taken your measurements, click the "I've Checked My Blood Pressure" button at www.heart.org/bplevels to make sure you're counted!
HYPERTENSION: THE SILENT KILLER
Often called the Silent Killer, many people don't even know they have high blood pressure. Check out our recent blog post, Stress Management: How to Lower Stress Levels (and Blood Pressure!), to find tips, and follow us on Facebook to see the latest news and events to help reduce high blood pressure.
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