Blood Pressure Health care Program Awareness

  07/20/2022      Christiana

Blood Pressure Health care Program Awareness

Many would be wondering about this topic but yeah most of us don't know how it's important to be aware of what blood pressure causes, and symptoms as this can lead to major several health issues in the future.

Let's start with what and how questions and make this blog useful for everyone…

What is blood pressure?

The pressure of blood pushing against the wall of the arteries. Arteries carry blood from your heart to other parts of the body.

Your blood pressure keeps on varying throughout the day.

Blood Pressure Health care support program

ASP Health is a non-profit health foundation that is committed to helping patients to obtain better health care.

Now, it’s important to know if someone has blood pressure or not and how is it measured…

What do blood pressure numbers mean?

You might have noticed always two numbers which would look like 120/80 mmHg. Have you ever got curious to know about these numbers…

The first number is called systolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats.

The second number, called diastolic blood pressure, measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart rests between beats.

If the measurement reads 120 systolic and 80 diastolic, you would say, “120 over 80,”

You might be aware of high blood pressure, let’s get into this more in deep…

What does high blood pressure mean?

Hypertension or high blood pressure, with the term itself anyone can predict, blood pressure that’s higher than normal.

Having blood pressure consistently above normal can lead to various serious health issues, such as heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Your healthcare can diagnose high blood pressure and can make treatment decisions by reviewing systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and comparing them to levels found in certain guidelines.

ASP Health works closely with government programs as well as patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies. We do provide necessary medical documentation to patients.

What leads to high blood pressure, we should be aware of its signs & symptoms…

What causes high blood pressure?

Not eating enough fruit and vegetables and eating too much salt. Drinking too much alcohol or coffee (or other caffeine-based drinks) smoke and not doing enough exercise, but the list goes on…

  • Overweight
  • Eat too much salt and do not eat enough fruit and vegetables
  • Do not do enough exercise
  • Drink too much alcohol or coffee (or other caffeine-based drinks)
  • Smoke
  • Do not get much sleep or have disturbed sleep
  • Are over 65
  • Have a relative with high blood pressure
  • Are you of black African or black Caribbean descent
  • Live in a deprived area

Now, how would you know if you do have high blood pressure or not, let’s move further to get this answer…

How do I know if I have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a “silent killer” as it has no warning signs & symptoms. Consult with your doctor and get it measured, It’s quick and painless. Even nowadays you can purchase BP measurement machines from medical shops.

Patients do it on their own by self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. It’s simple and easy to do.

ASP Health is a resource to help patients who need medical equipment funded by pharmaceutical company assistance programs or governmental programs.

Blood Pressure Patient Assistance Program

How to prevent blood pressure?

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. Practice the following healthy living habits:

  • Eat a Healthy Diet
  • Keep Yourself at a Healthy Weight
  • Be Physically Active
  • Quit Smoking
  • Limit intake of alcohol
  • Get Enough Sleep

ASP Health helps to provide quality care for all your needs. Whether you need any medications, advice, or queries related to your health care, we are here for you.

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