- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
High Blood Pressure - What You Don't Know Could Hurt You
You may be unaware
Blood Pressure Information
Many of us live with a "ticking time bomb" called hypertension. We go through our day giving little thought to things like our heart, as it goes about its job of keeping us alive. But if your blood pressure is too high, it can damage vital organs and the very arteries that carry blood throughout your system.
Usually, hypertension will not make itself known until it is too late.That is why we need to take some time for preventative maintenance.The American Heart Association website has a special section devoted to helping you understand your blood pressure.
You can go to http://www.americanheart.org/ and click on “diseases and conditions”. Then go to “high blood pressure” and you will see a list of options. Click on “understanding your risk for developing high blood pressure”.
It will tell you how to asses your risks, and what to do to improve your health. You can print out a report of your risk estimates if you like.
Blood pressure tools
From “high blood pressure” go to “tools” and you will see an array of things to help you get a better understanding of this vital subject.
Some of the tools are blood pressure quizzes and videos. One video shows you exactly how to monitor your own blood pressure and gives you all of the details. There is a section that will give you questions to ask your doctor and there is a heart health toolbox. In the toolbox are newsletters you can sign up for. There are downloads, quizzes, message boards, and a variety of information links available.
About high blood pressure
Click on “about high blood pressure” and you can learn what the numbers mean. You can find out what happens to a person’s body during high blood pressure. It will tell you when it is an Emergency Room condition. It also explains what pulmonary hypertension is and the difference between heart rate and blood pressure.
Simple and Easy
This is a simple and easy to find information, so you can have a long and healthy life. Please take a few minutes to get a better understanding of this important issue, for your sake and your family's.
A blood pressure monitor is not that expensive. Here are links to some for your convenience.