Unsure About Your Blood Pressure Numbers?

Learning your blood pressure numbers is easy. And it’s the first step to better health.

Get in the Know

Your blood pressure numbers don’t have to be a mystery. They are critical to your heart health and regular monitoring can help you reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke. You can check at home, or many local pharmacies have blood pressure kiosks. Better yet, make a doctor’s appointment to get checked and talk about next steps.

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First Things First

Why are blood pressure checks so important? When you have high blood pressure, your heart is doing lots of extra work to pump blood through your body. That extra work can lead to a stroke or heart attack. But since there are often no symptoms, many people with high blood pressure don’t know it. By knowing your numbers, you can work with your doctor to lower your risks. The better you take care of yourself, the more time you’ll have to do the things you love with the people you love.

Are You at Risk?

Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure. And many don’t know it yet. There are risk factors like family history, age and gender which can’t be changed. But there are factors you can change, like your lifestyle, weight and diet. Take control. Talk to your doctor to find out if you’re at risk.

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Talk Details with Your Doctor

Not sure what to do next? Your doctor is the perfect place to start. If you don’t know your blood pressure numbers yet, they can do a quick and easy check. And if you already have your numbers, talk to your doctor about what they mean. Make an appointment today.

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I would know if I had high blood pressure.

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Many people don’t know they have high blood pressure because it doesn’t always have clear symptoms. Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure. And many don’t know it yet. If you're not sure, talk with your doctor. Finding out could save your life.

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High blood pressure doesn’t always come with clear-cut symptoms, so many people don't know they have it. Almost half of American adults have high blood pressure. And many don’t know it yet. If you're not sure, talk with your doctor. Finding out could save your life.