February is Heart Health MonthJanuary 25, 2022
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Prevent and Manage High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take every day to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. You can help prevent high blood pressure—also called hypertension—by making healthy choices and managing other health conditions you may have.
Click here for some steps you can take, at any age, to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
Live a Heart Healthy Life
Practice healthy living habits, like being physically active, can help prevent high blood pressure. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. Preventing high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
Click here for some healthy living habits>
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control.
Click here for advice from the CDC on measuring blood pressure>
Medication Plays an Important Role
Many people need to take medicine to help keep their blood pressure at healthy levels. Click here to learn how these medicines work, their risks, and possible side effects>
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention