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.