Blood pressure control starts with measuring accurately

(NewsUSA) – High blood pressure occurs in almost half of American adults, and you may not know you have it until you experience complications, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, vision loss or sexual problems. In addition, having high blood pressure could contribute to worst COVID-19 outcomes, according to the American Heart Association.   “The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to monitor it. Having your blood pressure monitored by a health professional at least once per year and regularly monitoring it yourself at home and discussing your numbers and a healthy lifestyle plan with a doctor is a great way to control your blood pressure,” says Willie Lawrence, M.D. cardiologist and American Heart Association volunteer expert.   Know how to measure accurately   Whether you’re measuring your blood pressure at home or having it measured in a doctor’s office or someplace else, here

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