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High Blood Pressure

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month.
High blood pressure is commonly called the “silent killer” by the medical industry.   About 1 in 3 U.S. adults with high blood pressure aren’t even aware they have it and are not being treated to control their blood pressure. High blood pressure affects nearly half of the adult population in the United States. Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable.
High blood pressure doesn’t just happen to older adults. Nearly 1 in 4 adults ages 20 to 44 have high blood pressure.

During the month of May we’re inviting all our patients to schedule a health exam and to get their blood pressure checked. It’s important to remember that lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating a low-sodium diet and engaging in moderate exercise may reduce the progression of high blood pressure.

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The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. Understanding your results is key to controlling high blood pressure. Schedule your health exam and get checked today!

Young people can have high blood pressure, too.

High blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke, a condition that is on the rise among younger people. Many medical experts think the increased risk for stroke in adults between 20-44 years of age is a direct result of the rising rates of obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes—conditions that are preventable and treatable.

Try to eat less sodium or salty foods.

Many Americans have acquired a taste for a high salt diet. One way to cut back is to skip the table salt. However, most of the sodium in our diets comes from packaged, processed foods. Eating these foods less often can help reduce your sodium intake and help lower your blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mgs) a day and an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults, especially for those with high blood pressure. Put your sodium smarts to the test by taking this short quiz.
Our registered dietitian can help you understand the best way to eat for managing blood pressure. Being consistent about what, when and how much you eat is crucial. And without the help of a nutritional expert, it can be frustrating and confusing.  Ask our medical providers about referring you for a one on one nutrition consultation today!

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Schedule an appointment today with our primary care providers and learn more!

Terros Health
27th Avenue Health Center
3864 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 797-7000
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Olive Health Center
6153 W Olive Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(602) 389-3560
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
McDowell Health Center
4909 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 302-7770
Need driving directions?

Terros Health
Stapley Health Center
1111 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(602) 302-7900
Need driving directions?

Donate to Terros Health

Your contribution will help in transforming the health and well-being of families throughout Arizona.

Terros health is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization and is also a Qualifying Charitable Organization
code 20295