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Check Your Blood Pressure Day

Check Blood Pressure Day, monitor cuff

Date When Celebrated : Always November 4

How's your blood pressure? Do you have any idea? Could you be at risk for a heart attack or a stroke? The high stress holidays are quickly approaching. So, why not use Check Your Blood Pressure Day to find out what your blood pressure is today!!? It will only go higher as the holidays approach.

For those of us who check out okay, we can charge into the holidays, knowing that we can handle whatever stresses the holidays bring. IF your blood pressure is a little high, or more than a little high, you've got time before Thanksgiving to check it out with your physician before the real stress begins.

Did You Know? Blood pressure tends to increase with age. This does not mean it is normal or okay. If your blood pressure is high, see your doctor.

For most of us, checking our blood pressure is easy and free If you already have a home monitor, just slap on the cuff and take a reading. If to, you don't have to go to the doctors to have it checked. Drug stores and many grocery chains have kiosks located near the prescription area, where you can check it for free. Many ambulance companies, especially the volunteers, will accept walk ins. (.Ps If it is a volunteer ambulance company, why not make a donation while you're there?

Did You Know? Low blood pressure, while uncommon, can also be dangerous or the symptom of a health problem.

Blood Pressure Levels

Systolic

Diastolic

Ideal Level

<120

<80

Elevated

120-129

<80

High

130-139

80-90

Hypertensive Crisis

>140

>90

Hypertensive Crisis -
See doctor immediately

>180

>120

Low Blood Pressure

<90

<60

check blood pressure day, high or low cuff and  monitor

Origin of Check Your Blood Pressure Level

Check Your Blood Pressure Day was created by Bob Matthews, of Rochester, NY. It was created in 2019. This day was established in early November, to allow people to test their blood pressure, and if it is high, they can see their doctor before the stressful holiday period begins.

According to Matthews, "some people are working time bombs, and they don't know it. If people use this day to check their blood pressure, they just might be saving a life…. their own!"






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