High blood pressure, also called hypertension, often has no symptoms but those with the condition have an increased risk for heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 68 million Americans have high blood pressure.
With May being National High Blood Pressure Education Month, it's time to know your numbers! Whether at home, at work or at your local pharmacy, aim to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. And if you need to, set up an email reminder to keep you on track.
To take this challenge, try to check your blood pressure every morning and make at least 10 entries this month in your CardioSmart blood pressure tracker. Click on the "Take the Challenge" button on the top right to get started!