You have no doubt read about or heard someone talk about high blood pressure. But do you know what it is? Do you know why understanding it is so important?
High blood pressure is actually a disease. Typically it has no symptoms, but if left untreated, the health consequences that may result can be life changing:
- Damage to the heart and coronary arteries including heart attack, heart disease, and congestive heart failure
- Kidney damage
- Vision loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Memory loss
Understanding the health problems that can result from untreated high blood pressure may be enough to motivate you to live a healthier life. Hopefully, it is also enough to convince you to encourage those around you to make healthier lifestyle choices. This month we are focusing on the men in our lives and their health. It is the perfect opportunity to encourage your man to take control of his health. He may need your encouragement and even a gentle nudge to take his health seriously.
The good news is that by making healthier lifestyle choices you can manage and possibly prevent high blood pressure. There is not time like the present to educate yourself. Visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s website to learn more about high blood pressure.
Living a healthier lifestyle sometimes takes encouragement and support. Be that support for the man you love. Check your man!