Nearly 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has hypertension or high blood pressure, and many don’t even know it. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms.
Due to co-morbidity factors associated with Covid-19, managing high blood pressure and heart disease is more important than ever to maintaining good health.
What does knowing your numbers mean?
The American Heart Association recommends you be aware of 4 key numbers: Total Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI).
These numbers are important because they will allow you and your healthcare provider to determine your risk for developing heart disease and stroke.
You can minimize your risk through simple changes in health habits:
- Get Active and Reduce Stress
- Stop smoking
- Reduce salt and alcohol intake
- Increase fresh fruits and vegetable consumption
Screening for high blood pressure is a common and important health service.
Join ABC 10News and the County of San Diego for Love Your Heart with free blood pressure screenings provided to the public at sites across the San Diego region.
Take ten minutes to stop by the county-wide annual Love Your Heart event starting Thursday, February 11th -14th, 2021.
Click here for location information about the Love Your Heart program: LoveYourHeart@Home
Love Your Heart is a program of the Live Well San Diego initiative.