Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure
Fighting back against the “silent killer” High blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is a symptomless “silent killer” that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health threats.
While there is no cure, using medications as prescribed and making positive lifestyle changes can help enhance your quality of life and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and more.
Know your numbers The best way to know if your blood pressure is in a healthy or unhealthy range is to get it checked. If high blood pressure is diagnosed, regular monitoring can help confirm if you have high blood pressure, detect patterns and alert you any changes. It will also show you if the changes you’ve made are working.
Calculate your health risks from high blood pressure.
You can fight high blood pressure While heart disease is still the number-one killer in the United States and around the world, death rates have decreased significantly, thanks in part to earlier and better treatment of high blood pressure.
This content was last reviewed October 2016.
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