Your best bet against a heart attack or stroke? Low blood pressure

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THURSDAY, February 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) – Millions of Americans with high blood pressure are at risk of heart attack and stroke, but only a few changes can reduce that risk.

"In February, the American Heart Month, we encourage all Americans to control their heart health by better understanding and monitoring their blood pressure levels and making healthy lifestyle changes that can reduce significant risk of serious health consequences related to high blood pressure ". Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association (AMA) said.

"High blood pressure is the nation's leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke, but a large number of Americans are living with uncontrolled high blood pressure," Harris said in a statement. lice of the association.

In honor of the American Heart Month, AMA has provided six tips to improve heart health:

  • Know your blood pressure. Understand the meaning of your numbers and how you can control your blood pressure.
  • Follow a treatment plan to manage your high blood pressure. Work with your doctor and be committed to making lifestyle changes.
  • Be proactive. Healthy adults between 18 and 65 years of age should get 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week.
  • Eat less processed foods. Try to stay away from foods with added sodium and sugar. Instead, eat plenty of plant-based foods and foods rich in potassium …


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