OOPS…a week late, but still important.

May is National Hypertension Awareness Month

High blood pressure—or hypertension—is a major risk factor for heart disease according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It reports that half of Americans have high blood pressure, and many don’t know they have it.  May is National Hypertension Awareness Month. To help prevent healthcare challenges resulting from high blood pressure, make an appointment to have yours checked. Some ways to help lower your blood pressure naturally include maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting sodium intake and avoiding smoking and tobacco use. More information about hypertension and how to manage it can be found here.

World Hypertension Day is dedicated to raising awareness about high blood pressure and its impact on health. Share these resources with your patients to help empower them to take control of their cardiovascular health and reduce the prevalence of hypertension-related complications.


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