High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Blood pressure is continually changing depending on activity, temperature, diet, emotional state, physical state, and medication use. Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure.
Click here to learn about your blood pressure numbers and what they mean.
Click here to find out what the consequences of high blood pressure are.
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.
Putnam County Health Department provides FREE blood pressure checks. Contact the health department at (304) 757-2541 to discuss having your blood pressure checked.