Blood Pressure: A Simple Way to Measure your Health

Blood Pressure: A Simple Way to Measure your Health

Blood pressure measures the pressure of blood in the arteries.

The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of many illnesses, including coronary artery disease, enlarged heart, aneurysm, headache, confusion, convulsion, kidney disease, diabetes, stroke, & dementia.

High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop.

An estimated 1 in 3 Americans are hypertensive. And another 1 in 3 are pre-hypertensive.

Left uncontrolled, people with high blood pressure often times end up with a disability, or even a fatal heart attack.

 

The target reading for blood pressure is 120/80.

Free blood pressure monitors are routinely available in pharmacies such as CVS, […]

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Why Starting My Electronic Health Record Journey was Actually a Pretty Cool Experience

Why Starting My Electronic Health Record Journey was Actually a Pretty Cool Experience

Last month I went to the doctor for a routine checkup… As a man in my 30’s whose blood pressure had never before exceeded the 120/80 gold standard, I was surprised to see my reading had ascended into previously uncharted territory… 146/93

I thought surely this was the work of the fast food mailers that landed in my box about a week prior.

Wendy’s, KFC, and McDonalds – in a single bundle… It’s as if Dave Thomas, Colonel Sanders, and Ronald McDonald had assembled in the afterlife to collude against my waistline.

For the most part I’m able to fight […]

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