Monitor your blood pressure to check if it is in a healthy range.

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month. Know your numbers

Dr. Sue Mitra

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High blood pressure carries a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

High blood pressure is the third leading cause of death in the United States

Nearly half of the adult US population has high blood pressure, also known as high blood pressure.

This month’s focus is on educating people about high blood pressure and reducing and managing risk factors.

High blood pressure puts pressure on the circulatory system, increasing the risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss, etc…

Risk factors for high blood pressure include increased age, family history, genetic factors, obesity and being overweight, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, alcohol, diet high in saturated fats and salt, stress, diabetes, pregnancy, and sleep apnea.

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The heart pumps oxygenated blood to various vital organs in the body.

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood that pushes against the walls of the arteries.

Arteries carry blood from your heart to various parts of your body.

Blood pressure is measured using two numbers, systolic and diastolic.

The top number is known as systolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart contracts.

2022-05-10 09:10:44

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