High blood pressure is sneaky. You can have it and
not know it. That’s why it is called a “silent killer”. Over time, high blood pressure can lead to a stroke, heart attack or kidney failure. But, this doesn’t have to happen to you. Regular blood pressure checks and healthy lifestyle choices are the tools to help you prevent or control
high blood pressure.
Normal Blood Pressure
: Blood pressure is the force that moving blood puts on your artery walls. Blood pressure is recorded with a set of 2 numbers such as 120/80.
The top number (120) is the systolic pressure
- when your heart contracts, blood pressure rise and blood moves out along vessels.
The bottom number (80) is the diastolic pressure
- between heartbeats the heart relaxes, blood pressure falls and blood fills the heart.
To control your blood pressure, make good choices. Doing this will increase your chances for a full, healthy life. Check your blood pressure often. Know when you need to take steps to control it.
- What you eat and drink
- Keeping a healthy body weight
- Exercising regularly
- Managing the stress in your life
- Not using tobacco products
- Taking a high blood pressure drug, if you are advised to do so
How’s your Heart Health? Use these heart assessment tools to find out.
7 Simple Steps
- This lifestyle assessment tool gives you simple steps to improve your heart health.
- Track and manage your blood-pressure and heart health
High Blood Pressure & Stroke Talk
1 in 6 people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. High blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes. Join us for a discussion
to find out ways to maintain a healthier you!