May is National Blood Pressure Month. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans — and it’s the third leading cause of death in the U.S. This May, celebrate National Blood Pressure Month by raising your awareness with the power of information. Then, use that knowledge to fight unseen, potential risks.
Guidelines for blood pressure have changed in recent years. Around 120 over 80 is now considered the range for normal blood pressure. Anything higher than that means you should try to lower it through some simple lifestyle changes like diet and exercise.
Know your numbers and have them checked regularly. “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.” Proverbs 2:10.
Our Parish Nurses offer regular monitoring. Utilize them. If your numbers start inching up, visit your doctor.