A Workable Guide to Managing Your Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Basics
High blood pressure affects nearly one in three Americans. Nearly a third of these people don't know they have it, though.
Making some simple changes to your diet can help you manage your high blood pressure.
Staying active helps you maintain a healthy weight -- and helps keep your blood pressure under control.
By trimming your excess pounds, you'll ease the strain on your heart. You also may reduce your blood pressure.
People under stress often turn to smoking, heavy drinking, or overeating for relief. These habits can lead to high blood pressure.
If you take medication to control your blood pressure, it's important to follow your doctor's advice carefully.
Know Your Risks
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Determine your risk for developing CAD using this assessment tool.