You check notifications on your phone 120 times a day…
But have you checked your blood pressure? It may save your life.
Without a blood pressure check, you may never know if you’re among the 86 million Americans with high blood pressure. That’s one in every three American adults.
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. That’s why it is important to check your blood pressure regularly.
Learn more about what high blood pressure is and why it happens here:
May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, so now is the perfect time to take these steps to avoid the “domino effect” of health problems like heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, sexual dysfunction and vision loss that can go along with high blood pressure:
- Have your BP checked to see if it’s in a normal range. It’s an important step to protecting your heart, brain and kidneys.
- Calculate your blood pressure-related risks and see how simple changes can make all the difference.
- Be counted as someone who knows their numbers at heart.org/hbp. The goal is to have 5 million people join this effort in May, so stand up and be counted.
- Encourage the people you care about to know their numbers too.
The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure or to control it if your blood pressure is already high.
Put the odds in your favor.
Make an appointment with your Adelante provider today to find out what your blood pressure is. Call 1.877.809.5092 for an appointment today.