Understanding High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure elevates the risk for heart attack and stroke. The two numbers in your blood pressure reading are measures of the highest and lowest pressure you experience with each heartbeat.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

The symptoms of high blood pressure include dizziness, chest pain, headaches, nosebleeds, blurred vision and shortness of breath.

Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

Some ways to lower your blood pressure include regular exercise, a healthy diet, less sodium, better sleep, and reduced stress.

Importance of Regular Blood Pressure Checks

High blood pressure and high cholesterol often go hand-in-hand. Symptoms of high blood pressure are often hard to detect until it is serious. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly.

More Information About High Blood Pressure

Learn more about High Blood Pressure at the American Heart Association.