May is National Blood Pressure Month. Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and recognized by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact of hypertension. Many people don’t even know they have high blood pressure. Symptoms of hypertension often go unnoticed and if left uncontrolled the risk of heart problems such as stroke or heart attack increase. During May, have your blood pressure checked. You can either schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or visit a local pharmacy that does blood pressure readings. Learn more by visiting the National Institute of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at www.nhlbi.nih.gov
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