Are You At Risk for High Blood Pressure?
What Is High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure (BP) is created by the force of your blood pushing against the artery walls as it circulates and the force of the artery walls as they resist blood flow. Elevated pressure in your arteries means that you could have high blood pressure.
Why Is It Dangerous?
Left untreated, high BP levels can lead to :
• Heart Failure • Stroke
• Kidney failure • Heart attack
How Can I Tell If I Have It?
Many people go about their day not knowing that they have high blood pressure. There are usually no symptoms. It’s important to visit a healthcare professional and regularly check your blood pressure. You can also check your BP levels at blood pressure kiosks at most large pharmacies.