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    High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is a
    serious illness that affects nearly 65 million adults
    in the United States. Known as the silent killer
    there may be no early signs or symptoms of high
    blood pressure. Over time, people who do not get
    treated for high blood pressure can get very sick
    or even die.


                    Ways to lower blood pressure :

  • Maintain a sensible diet
  • A good exercise routine
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Decrease stress in your life
  • Keep a blood pressure log

    Check blood pressure daily with a blood pressure
    monitor and document results on a blood pressure
    log. Doing these things are good starts in
    managing Hypertension and can even help to
    lower blood pressure. Being aware is always key
    in maintaining a normal blood pressure.   

    When taking your blood pressure there will be a
    systolic and a diastolic number. Always remember
    the systolic blood pressure is the top number and
    is the pressure when the heart pushes blood out
    into the arteries. The lower number is the diastolic
    blood pressure, or the pressure when the heart
    rests. Try to think of diastolic as a (D) for down
    meaning lower number reading.
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