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Blood Pressure

Did you know that high blood pressure (hypertension) is called the “silent killer”?

That’s because most people do not have any warning signs or symptoms, and do not know that they are at risk for heart disease and stroke.  If you have a history of high blood pressure, it is important to make lifestyle changes.

  • See your Primary Care Provider (PCP) every 3-6 months. Your PCP will monitor your progress and outline a treatment plan for your individual risks.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Try taking a 10-minute walk 3 times a day, 5 days a week.
  • If you smoke, consider trying to quit.
  • Try to keep your blood pressure under 140/90.

Download facts about high blood pressure.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – High Blood Pressure