National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Posted On May 3, 2023
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National Blood Pressure Education Month in May raises awareness regarding high blood pressure or hypertension. Many people don’t even know they have high blood pressure. Symptoms of hypertension often go unnoticed and if left uncontrolled, may increase the risk of developing heart problems such as stroke or heart attack.

It is important to ‘know your numbers’, so, go for regular physical exams, have your blood pressure checked, and talk to a healthcare provider about your results.

Fast Facts

  • Nearly half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure.
  • Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control.
  • High blood pressure was a primary or contributing cause of death in 2017 for more than 472,000 people in the United States. That’s nearly 1,300 deaths each day.

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