Nearly half of all American adults have high blood pressure, and an alarming number don’t have it under control. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and even death. However, people with high blood pressure can create a treatment plan with their doctor that can help reduce their risk for heart attack, stroke, and other related health issues. While most people know their blood pressure numbers, many don’t follow their HBP plan because they feel fine and don’t notice any symptoms. Their numbers are not tangible or urgent.
New PSAs highlight that while most people know their blood pressure numbers, many don’t follow their HBP plan because they feel fine, face real barriers, and don’t fully understand the urgency of taking action. The campaign encourages people to talk with their doctor to create or evolve a treatment plan, and visit ManageYourBP.org to learn more about high blood pressure.