National High Blood Pressure Education Month

When it comes to diabetes self-care we always talk about the ABCs of good care. The ABCs actually refer to specific health factors that need to be measured and tracked. The B in the ABCs is Blood Pressure. May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

High blood pressure is a lot like diabetes in some respects, you can have it for years and not know it, and the entire time it damages your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of your body.

The term Blood Pressure is an actual measurement of the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. Blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time. It lowers when you sleep and rises when you wake up. Blood pressure also rises when you’re excited, nervous, angry or scared. It also rises when you are physically active – which is good, unless it goes too high.

Learn more about blood pressure and how to control it.

High blood pressure is a lot like diabetes in some respects, you can have it for years and not know it, and the entire time it damages your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of your body.

The term Blood Pressure is an actual measurement of the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.

Blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time. It lowers when you sleep and rises when you wake up. Blood pressure also rises when you’re excited, nervous, angry or scared. It also rises when you are physically active – which is good, unless it goes too high.

- See more at: http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/blood-pressure-and-diabetes/#sthash.YtgShqqJ.dpufHigh blood pressure is a lot like diabetes in some respects, you can have it for years and not know it, and the entire time it damages your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of your body.

 

The term Blood Pressure is an actual measurement of the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood.

 

Blood pressure doesn’t stay the same all the time. It lowers when you sleep and rises when you wake up. Blood pressure also rises when you’re excited, nervous, angry or scared. It also rises when you are physically active – which is good, unless it goes too high.