Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and kidney disease. This podcast discusses the importance of controlling your blood pressure. Created: 9/13/2012 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/13/2012. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Blood Pressure Check
Awareness and Treatment of Uncontrolled Hypertension Among Adults —
Selected States, 2003-2010
Recorded: September 11, 2012; posted: September 13, 2012
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in three adults in the U.S. Of these, more than half don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, and kidney disease.
It’s important to check your blood pressure regularly. Medications to control hypertension should be taken as directed by your health care provider. Other ways to lower blood pressure include eating a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked in the past two years, make an appointment with your health care provider today.
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