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Know your numbers and what they mean

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other life-threatening conditions. Have you checked your blood pressure lately?

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With nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffering from high blood pressure (BP), it’s important to have clarity on why you should care about your blood pressure, what your numbers mean and how to control them. Some little changes, like getting enough exercise, adding more fruits and veggies to your diet, or understanding what can raise your blood pressure, can make a big difference in lowering your systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) blood pressure over time.

Try the American Heart Association’s new interactive blood pressure tool to demystify your reading and learn which steps you should take to live your longest, healthiest life.

Blood Pressure reading

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