Hypertension: Be Heart Smart, Know Your Numbers

World Hypertension Day on May 17th raises awareness about high blood pressure (BP), a leading global health risk factor.

Understanding High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the force exerted by blood against your artery walls as your heart pumps. High BP often can damage your heart and blood vessels.

Dangers of Untreated Hypertension

High BP can damage your heart, arteries, kidneys, and brain. It significantly increases the risk of Heart attack, Stroke, Kidney disease, Vision loss, and Dementia.

Manage your BP

You can take control of your BP by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, exercising, managing stress, limiting alcohol, and not smoking.

Spread Awareness

Encourage your loved ones to get their BP checked and prioritize their heart health.

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