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Why is national blood pressure month important? Let’s talk about high blood pressure and what it is.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is when the blood pressure, the force (power) of blood flowing in the vessels (veins) is too high.
May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month.
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. It occurs when the pressure of the blood in arteries and other blood vessels is too high.
There are often no symptoms of high blood pressure. Get your blood pressure checked often.
Due to no symptoms, high blood pressure is known as “the silent killer”. Become aware of one’s high blood pressure by taking preventative action and reducing the possible risks of related health problems.
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heart.orgcdc.gov(Search: high blood pressure)
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