May is High Blood Pressure Education Month!
What is high blood pressure, also known as hypertension? Hypertension occurs when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2020). Hypertension can ... READ MORE
Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences
In honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share a few facts about high blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 78 million people ... READ MORE
If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may need to consider cutting back on salt intake. High blood pressure is also called hypertension. Eating less sodium (salt) may help to lower blood pressure.
Who is at risk for ... READ MORE
With the recent revision on what classifies hypertension, close to 50 percent of Americans now have high blood pressure, with some maybe not even realizing it. Having high blood pressure can make one more at risk for stroke and heart attack, ... READ MORE
Did you know that May is Blood Pressure Awareness month? Did you know that nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure? Do what you can to avoid this chronic disease by learning more about blood pressure through UF Extension programming ... READ MORE
Managing blood pressure is a key part of good health. This free, on-line lunchtime series from UF/IFAS Extension and UF Health provides information to help prevent or manage high blood pressure.
Essentials of Blood Pressure Management 5 part ... READ MORE
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is medically defined as having a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher. Blood Pressure is the amount of blood that is forced against artery walls when the heart contracts. Millions of Americans are diagnosed ... READ MORE
Getting your blood pressure taken is a typical part of most visits to the doctor. The cuff goes on, you feel that squeeze, and, as the cuff loosens, the health professional reports your blood pressure. This procedure is so routine that it may ... READ MORE