Here’s why blood pressure is such an important factor.
It is more important than ever for communities to be informed about high blood pressure. High blood pressure is more common in non-Hispanic black adults (56%) than in non-Hispanic white adults (48%), non-Hispanic Asian adults (46%), or Hispanic adults (39%). Most people may not know their ‘pressure is up’. High blood pressure is a silent killer because it has virtually no symptoms. You have to check!
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it measured at least once per year by a healthcare professional, monitor it at home with a validated monitor as recommended by your health care professional, and discuss the numbers with your healthcare team.