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.
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.