Control Your Blood Pressure

Call to Action

Keeping blood pressure numbers in a normal range is important for your health—and for the health of those you care about. Everyone should have regular blood pressure checks. This lesson offers help for those who:

  • May be at risk for high blood pressure.
  • Have high blood pressure.
  • Know people with high blood pressure.
  • Care for people with high blood pressure.



EmPOWERED to Serve Health Lesson – Control Your Blood Pressure |Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. And almost half of them do not have it under control. In fact, many aren’t even aware that they have high blood pressure. Uncontrolled HBP damages the arteries, heart and other organs. It can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Be EmPOWERED with BP Control

You can manage your blood pressure and keep it in check by:

  • Not smoking, vaping or using tobacco products
  • Eating a heart-healthy diet
  • Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Limiting your sodium (salt) intake
  • Limiting your alcohol intake
  • Taking your medications properly

Even small changes will make a big difference.


Amgen proudly supports the American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED To Serve Initiative.