This week is National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week. Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death for women in the Untied States? One of the major risk factors for heart disease is hypertension (high blood pressure). Therefore, it’s important to be knowledgeable of what your blood pressure is, especially because women with hypertension may not show symptoms.
The CDC estimates that nearly half of women who have hypertension do not have it under control. However, the good news is that blood pressure management is becoming more accessible and early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce heart related disease and death. The following link highlights the focuses of every day this week to learn more about what blood pressure is, how it can be maintained, and connection to resources available in your community. Please visit this link to learn more.