Know Your Numbers Celebrating American Heart Month
High Blood Pressure – The Silent Killer
High blood pressure raises your risk of heart attack, stroke and death. High blood pressure can go undetected because often there are no warning signs or symptoms that accompany it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises your risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. That is the reason we commonly refer to high blood pressure as the silent killer.
Controlling high blood pressure, through early diagnosis and intervention, is an important step in substantially lowering your health risk. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked routinely.
Please use this featured chart as a general guideline for blood pressure readings.
Please see your primary care physician if your blood pressure consistently exceeds the normal range.