National High Blood Pressure Education Month – May 2013

Posted on May 9, 2013 by admin

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Hey friends, this is Burton (your blogging shop doggy). I have been thinking of making a list of all national medical awareness days. Why? Because there are many, and they are important to people. May is also the National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
May is not only known as National High Blood Pressure Education Month but also Stroke Awareness Month. One out of every three people in America suffers from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Many people with high blood pressure don’t have their situation under control. So it’s about time you did something about it.
You may not experience any severe symptoms of high blood pressure but it may damage your health in many ways. It may lead to hardening arteries, drop in the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart and brain, causing heart attack. There are necessary steps that will help to prevent and control high blood pressure.
Have a healthy diet: Reduce the level of salt and alcohol in your consumption. Eat healthy diets such as fruits and vegetables.

Be active: Exercise regularly for at least 30 to 60 minutes. Routine physical activity lowers HBP and risk of developing heart disease.

Quit smoking, if you don’t, then don’t start: Smoking damages arteries making heart beat faster, and damages blood vessels so that they won’t be able to react to necessary changes in blood pressure. Smoking increases the chances of smokers being at risk for heart attacks or stroke.

Do regular checkups:Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be and try to maintain your blood pressure goal. Doing regular BP check up is an important part of managing HBP. If doctor has prescribed you medication, take it as directed.

From physical activity and diet to medications, there are many effective and affordable ways to measure and control blood pressure. I believe you will accompany me in this high blood pressure awareness month by helping people around you and advising them to always have a high blood pressure bracelet with them. If not, tell them to visit and buy one here. Let’s pledge to spread to as many as people. I’ll meet you again with my new post.

Bye!!! Woof! Woof!

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