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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