A Patient’s Guide to High Blood Pressure
Many of us ignore high blood pressure until serious complications finally hit, and with 100 million Americans meeting the criteria for high blood pressure (130/80 mmHg), it is a serious threat to our overall health.
Although ignoring the issue can feel like an easy path to take in the short term, there are major impacts of high blood pressure, including heart disease, kidney damage and experiencing a stroke. To help prevent these issues later on, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure and manage and control the condition after a diagnosis. Whether through medications, diet changes and/or exercise changes, there are ways to improve your blood pressure health. Check out U.S. News & World Report for even more on this front.