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Don’t Get Silenced by High Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers for World Hypertension Day (May 17th)!

At CHN Health Care Group, we take your health seriously. That’s why we’re raising awareness for World Hypertension Day on May 17th. Often called the “silent killer,” high blood pressure (hypertension) has no symptoms but can lead to serious health problems. This day is a crucial reminder to get screened and take control of your heart health. 

Why Should You Care About Hypertension? 

Hypertension is a major risk factor for several life-threatening conditions, including: 

  • Heart disease: The leading cause of death globally. 
  • Stroke: Can cause lasting disability or even death. 
  • Kidney disease: Hypertension can damage your kidneys, leading to dialysis or transplant. 
  • Heart failure: The heart weakens and struggles to pump blood effectively. 

Know Your Numbers and Take Action 

Early detection and management are critical for preventing complications from hypertension. Here’s how to take charge: 

  • Get screened: Schedule a blood pressure check with your doctor. 
  • Understand your numbers: A healthy blood pressure reading is generally less than 120/80 mmHg. 
  • Manage your weight: Losing even a small amount of weight can significantly improve blood pressure. 
  • Eat a healthy diet: Limit sodium intake and focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 
  • Exercise regularly: Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week. 
  • Manage stress: Chronic stress can contribute to high blood pressure. Explore relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation. 
  • Work with your doctor: Develop a personalized plan to manage your blood pressure and overall heart health. 

Join the Fight Against Hypertension!