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Understanding Blood Pressure

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Created by: Allante Milsap and Daniel Tai

High blood pressure is one of the most common causes of cardiovascular disease, largely because it remains undiagnosed in many patients until progressing to advanced stages. Low blood pressure can also lead to many serious health conditions, which is why it is pivotal for patients to have a basic understanding of what blood pressure is. This booth aims to promote awareness of the importance of blood pressure, explain how blood pressure can be monitored, and inform individuals regarding lifestyle adjustments that will help them to maintain healthy blood pressure.

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Understanding Blood Pressure

To learn more about blood pressure, visit the American Heart Association and learn about different levels of blood pressure and what they mean. This will help you understand and interpret your numbers when your blood pressure is measured.

 

Next, read this article about low blood pressure by the Mayo Clinic, which provides an overview of low blood pressure, goes into symptoms and potential causes of low blood pressure, as well as conditions and medications that may cause low blood pressure. 

 

Finally, read this article, also by the Mayo Clinic, about 10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication. These include losing extra weight, changing your diet, physical activity, limiting alcohol and caffeine, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. These are all healthy habits that will reduce your blood pressure if it is high and help you achieve optimal health and wellness!

 

(The articles and resources linked in this section are the same that appear on the infographic above)

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