Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

Content by: Erin Nugent, RD

6 quick tips for preventing high blood pressure.

Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

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🩸 What is Blood Pressure?

The heart pumps blood throughout the body, the blood puts pressure on the artery walls. The arteries carry blood away from the heart and throughout the rest of the body. Throughout the day, one’s blood pressure naturally rises and falls. Systolic blood pressure measures when your heart beats. Diastolic blood pressure measures between beats. When reading a blood pressure measurement, the systolic number comes first, and the diastolic comes second. A normal blood pressure measurement is read 120/80 mmHg (or less).


🩺 What is Hypertension?

Consistent elevated blood pressure readings may lead to a diagnosis of high blood pressure, or Hypertension. Hypertension can lead to elevated risk for other health conditions like heart disease, chronic kidney disease and stroke. There are usually no warning signs for hypertension. The only way to detect it is by monitoring blood pressure levels.

✔️ Quick tip:
Use this digital download as a quick reminder for basic lifestyle habits that can help to prevent a Hypertension diagnosis.

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