High Blood Pressure (HBP), or Hypertension, is a common condition where the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be. Blood pressure is generally regarded as stage 1 hypertension when a blood pressure reading is 130/80 or higher. If your blood pressure reading is above 180/120 it is considered a hypertension crisis. Over time, if high blood pressure goes untreated, it can cause health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. Of course, everyone has their own normal blood pressure readings and should listen to their doctor about what signs to watch.
With February’s heart health awareness month coming to an end, we want to remind you of the warning signs of high blood pressure. Make sure to pay attention to any and all warning signs your body may give you. It could save your life.
Don’t panic if you have high blood pressure. There are ways to lower your blood pressure and improve your overall heart health. Monitoring your blood pressure levels is vital in monitoring your success, but it is just one step. Eating a healthier diet with less salt, exercising regularly, and taking medications can help lower blood pressure. What’s even better is our Affinity Home Care services can assist you throughout the process. We offer meal preparation assistance, medication reminders and can even assist with taking your blood pressure readings. As always, you should consult with your doctor to create a plan with your best option(s). If you feel you need immediate medical attention, call your doctor or call 911.
Contact Affinity Home Care Agency at 888.806.8773 or visit our website at www.AffinityHomeCareAgency.com to learn how we can help those who have high blood pressure. Also, don’t hesitate to schedule a free in-home assessment!