High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take every day to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. You can help prevent high blood pressure—also called hypertension—by making healthy choices and managing other health conditions you may have.
Click here for some steps you can take, at any age, to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control. Click here for advice from the CDC on measuring blood pressure.
Click here for a helpful document that can help you keep track of your blood pressure.
See below for helpful hints on the way to measure your blood pressure.