May 17 is World Hypertension Day. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects 77.9 million Americans. It also affects millions more people around the world. This is why World Hypertension Day is so important! Hypertension is the single greatest risk factor for heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Look after your health by investing in an inexpensive blood pressure cuff. You can purchase it from most pharmacies or discount stores and check your blood pressure regularly.
Adults are not the only ones who are affected by hypertension. About 1 in 5 young adults suffer from high blood pressure. Reduce the risk of this happening to your teens with our Mindful tips.