Hypertension Prevention Infographic

High blood pressure is out of control in the US and worldwide. 2 out of 3 adults in the US (that is 150 million people) and over 1 billion people worldwide have pre-hypertension or hypertension! Only 54% have their blood pressure under control. See what contributes to it and how you can prevent it.

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Hypertension Prevention

High blood pressure is out of control in the US and worldwide. 2 out of 3 adults in the US (that is 150 million people) and over 1 billion people worldwide have pre-hypertension or hypertension! Only 54% have their blood pressure under control. See what contributes to it and how you can prevent it.


Pre-hypertension Stats

If you’re a Mom or Dad in your middle years, you’re probably like this

  • 40-50 years old
  • 32.6+ body mass
  • 131/81 average blood presure
  • 2300mg of sodium per day
  • <8k steps/day
  • High daily stress

So what?

Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease worldwide leading to premature death. High blood pressure is the single most important risk factor for stroke and heart attacks.


Blood Pressure

A normal and healthy Blood Pressure reading should be below 120/80.

Where you should be: 119/73, Normal

Where you are now: 131/81, Pre-hypertensive

Where you are headed: 146/90, hypertensive


The Risks

You might be at risk for developing Hypertension if things don’t change.

Heart Attack

Your risk of dying from a heart attack within 10 years is up to 4.8x greater than someone with normal blood pressure.

Pre-hypertension Risk: 2.3x greater

Hypertension Risk: 4.8x greater

Stroke

Your risk of dying from a stroke within 10 years is up to 9.3x greater than someone with normal blood pressure.

Pre-hypertension Risk: 3.2x greater

Hypertension Risk: 9.3x greater

Kidney disease

Your risk of dying from kidney disease within 10 years is up to 3.1x greater than someone with normal blood pressure.

Pre-hypertension Risk: 1.9x greater

Hypertension Risk: 3.1x greater


Body Mass Index

High Body Mass Index (BMI) and Hypertension can lead to serious cardiovascular issues such as heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.

Where you should be: 25.5 BMI, Normal

Where you are now: 32.6 BMI, Overweight

Where you are headed: 38 BMI, Obese


Sodium Intake

A lower-salt diet means eating less than 1,500 mg of sodium per day. High sodium content is present in typical restaurant food and commercially prepared food (e.g. store, canned, frozen).

Where you should be: <1,500mg, Where sould be if you limit the amount of times you eat out. This is equivalent to eating out 1x a week.

Where you are now: 2,300mg, Where you are today. This is equivalent to eating out 3x a week.

Where you are headed: 3,000+mg, Where you could end up. This is equivalent to eating out 6x a week.


Stress

Stress can lead to bad habits which can impact your blood pressure.

Where you should be: Low daily stress

Where you are now: High daily stress

Where you are headed: Extreme daily stress


Prevent Hypertension Today

weight

Reducing or losing weight can reduce systolic blood pressure by 3-11mg HG

Sodium

Reducing sodium in your diet can reduce systolic blood pressure by 1-4mg HG

Activity

Increasing physical activity can reduce systolic blood pressure by 4-10mg HG

Stress

Managing or reducing stress can reduce systolic blood pressure by 1-5mg HG


Take control

Take a 30 seconds quiz to understand your blood pressure range and what you can do to lower blood pressure.

visit hearthabit.io/takecontrol


THE INFORMATION IN THE INFOGRAPHIC IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY. IT IS NOT INTENDED, OR TO BE CONSTRUED, AS MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, AND IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTATION WITH QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL NEEDS


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