High Blood Pressure

7 Dec

More than 35 million Americans have uncontrolled high blood pressure–and about 40 percent have no idea, according to a recent CDC report The condition is serious: For every 20 points above a systolic blood pressure of 115 and every 10 points above a diastolic reading of 75, the odds of dying from heart disease or stroke double. If you haven’t had a blood pressure reading recently, get tested at your next appointment. And if you know you have high blood pressure, take your medication as prescribed and monitor your BP at home if your doctor advises it.
Source: Readers Digest January 2013

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