The firefighters at the fire stations are always willing to check your blood pressure.
Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure has no symptoms. The only way to find out if you have it is to have your blood pressure tested. Once the firefighters have taken your blood pressure, they will give you a card so you can track your blood pressure.
High blood pressure can lead to several serious conditions including coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health conditions. About 72 million Americans suffer for high blood pressure that works out to about 1 in 3. Children are not immuned to High Blood Pressure (HBP). HBP can be managed with a change in life styles and in many cases medications.
Blood Pressure Ranges
|120/80 or below||Optimal|
|130/85 to 139/95||High Normal|
|140/90 or higher||High|