February 24, 2014
Help Your Heart
Over 20% of people with High Blood Pressure are unaware of their condition. HBP is a symptomless condition.
Normal Blood pressure is 120/80
A doctor would recommend lifestyle modifications anywhere between 120-139/80-89
Medication will likely be prescribed if your BP is 140/90 or higher
High Blood Pressure can lead to heart attack, heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, kidney damage, vision loss, memory loss, and more
Questions to ask your doctor about blood pressure:
-What do my blood pressure numbers mean?
-What should my blood pressure be?
-What are my options to control HPB?
-How often should my blood pressure be checked?
-What about home blood pressure monitors?
-Should I use blood pressure machines at stores?
-How does exercise affect my blood pressure?
-Will I need to take medication?
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