What does it mean when I have high blood pressure ?

High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high (Greater than 130/80 per the American Heart Association guideline).

What are the sign and Symptoms of high blood pressure ?

Usually no symptoms. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.

Measuring your blood pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure.

What problems does high blood pressue cause ?

  • Heart Attack and Heart Disease
  • Stroke and Brain Problems
  • Kidney Disease
  • Eye Disease
  • Etc

What can I do to prevent high blood pressure ?

  • Getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week (30 minutes a day, 5 days a week)
  • Not smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Limit salt intake
  • Limit alcohol
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Managing stress
  • Medications