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National High Blood Pressure Education Month

Anyone with a pulse has a blood pressure level, or the pressure blood exerts on the wall of the veins, which is a strong indicator of a person's health. Approximately 76 million Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension is a serious health concern, because it increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death. Although genetics can impact a person's health, including their blood pressure, everyday actions and positive lifelong habits can keep blood pressure levels in a normal range. A healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables and days sprinkled with physical activity can help lead a person in the right direction, away from hypertension.

The National High Blood Pressure Education Program was established in 1972, as a cooperative effort among professional and voluntary health agencies, state health departments, and many community groups. The NHBPEP is coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. The goal of NHBPEP is to reduce death and disability related to high blood pressure through programs of professional, patient and public education.

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