High blood pressure video

High blood pressure video


[MUSIC PLAYING] [On screen text: Nearly 1/2 of adults have]
NARRATOR: Nearly half the adults in America [On screen text:
Nearly 1/2 of adults have high blood pressure]
have high blood pressure. [On screen text:
But because it develops slowly over time,]
But because it develops slowly over time, [On screen text:
many don’t even know they have the condition]
many don’t even know they have the condition. The only way to know your blood pressure for sure [On screen text:
To know for sure: Test and compare your numbers using the American Heart Association guidelines]
is by testing it with the American Heart Association’s [On screen text:
To know for sure: Test and compare your numbers using the American Heart Association guidelines]
guidelines. [On screen text: There are two numbers]
There are two numbers in a blood pressure reading. [On screen text: Systolic Pressure]
The top number measures systolic pressure, [On screen text:
Systolic Pressure – maximum pressure your heart exerts]
or the maximum pressure your heart exerts while beating. [On screen text: Diastolic Pressure]
The bottom number is the diastolic pressure, [On screen text:
Diastolic Pressure – in your arteries between beats]
which is the amount of pressure in your arteries between beats. [On screen text: A normal blood pressure reading]
A normal blood pressure reading is anything under 120 over 80. [On screen text: Under 120/80]
A normal blood pressure reading is anything under 120 over 80. [On screen text: If it’s higher than that,]
If your blood pressure is higher than that, [On screen text: have a conversation with your doctor]
have a conversation with your doctor. [On screen text: Over 180/120]
If your numbers are ever over 180 over 120, [On screen text: Consult your doctor immediately]
consult your doctor immediately. [On screen text:
There are some things you can’t change]
There are some things you can’t change [On screen text:
that can increase your risk for
developing high blood pressure]
that can increase your risk for developing high blood pressure, [On screen text: Family history, age, race]
including family history, age, and race. [On screen text:
Successfully managed through: Lifestyle changes]
But it can be successfully managed through lifestyle [On screen text: Successfully managed through: Lifestyle changes -medications]
changes and medications. [On screen text: Keep your blood pressure healthy]
To keep your blood pressure in a healthy range, [On screen text: eat a well-balanced diet]
eat a well-balanced diet that’s low in sodium, [On screen text: that’s low on sodium]
eat a well-balanced diet that’s low in sodium, [On screen text: exercise regularly, lose weight]
exercise regularly, lose weight, quit smoking, [On screen text: quit smoking, drink less alcohol]
drink less alcohol, and manage stress. [On screen text: and manage stress]
drink less alcohol, and manage stress. [On screen text:
By knowing your numbers and working with your doctor]
By knowing your numbers and working with your doctor [On screen text: you can lower your blood pressure]
you can lower your blood pressure [On screen text: and lead a healthier life]
and lead a healthier life.