True or False? As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults has high blood pressure?
The answer is a) True. While as many as 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure, many aren’t even aware that they have the condition. High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because is often without symptoms or the symptoms seems so minor that individuals do not seek medical attention.
Which of the following ailments can high blood pressure cause?
b) Heart Attack
c) Kidney Failure
d) All of the above
The answer is d) All of the above. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. However, a simple blood pressure check will help you to determine if you are at risk. Additionally, your primary care physician can help you to live a heart-healthier life.
Which of the following is a risk factor that you can control to help lower your blood pressure?
The answer is c) Stress. Stress is one of the controllable risk factors for helping to control or manage your blood pressure. Additional factors that you can control include weight managing, salt and alcohol intact and exercise. Maintaining a healthy weight through a proper, balanced diet and active life will help to manage blood pressure.
Did you know that if you St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for an appoint before noon you can see a doctor at St. Joe’s the very same day? It’s true. With the St. Joe’s Same Day Appointment Program, you can call 800.372.6094 to schedule an appointment to see a St. Joe doctor the very same day.