Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is sometimes called “the silent killer” because it can be deadly and those who have high blood pressure may not know they have it. To help prevent high blood pressure, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these four tips:

1. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
2. Keep your blood sugar well controlled if you have diabetes, which is a risk factor for high blood pressure.
3. Take your meds for diabetes, blood pressure and other chronic health conditions exactly as prescribed.
4. Discuss with your doctor any health issues that may contribute to high blood pressure.

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    1. Valley Communications

      Hi Maryellen-
      Here is a link to the signs and symptoms of blood pressure from the American Heart Association I hope this helps answer some of your questions. As mentioned in the provided article, most of the time there are no symptoms, so it is important to see your primary care provider if you have concerns.

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