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Home monitoring blood pressure makes common sense

What is your blood pressure?

An estimated 65 million people in America* have high blood pressure, however a third of these people don’t know they do. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. It is especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms. Regardless of race, age or gender, anyone can develop high blood pressure.

While high blood pressure is a growing critical health issue for millions of people, it is a manageable disease. Lifestyle changes; diet, activity level and a range of medications are effective tools in the fight against high blood pressure.

Blood pressure levels can vary throughout the day and in response to stress and activity. One of the difficulties of diagnosing high blood pressure is that blood pressure can be elevated during a Doctor’s visit if the patient suffers from white-coat syndrome.

Many believe that accurate blood pressure levels can only be seen through consistent daily monitoring using a home monitoring device. Tracking blood pressure at home is an essential part of managing high blood pressure and makes it possible to measure the success of a treatment strategy.

Patients can either record their readings on paper or a spreadsheet or use special software like www.my-blood-pressure.com which enables patients to print off a chart and email accurate information to their Doctor.

Home monitoring provides a clear picture of blood pressure health which can only improve the quality of treatment received.

For more information on tracking and recording blood pressure at home, visit: www.my-blood-pressure.com

By Kellie Helen
kellie@my-blood-pressure.com
My Health Software

  • 65 million people in the U.S.A. (Estimate by: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/index.htm )
  • 16 million people in the U.K. (Estimate by: http://www.bpassoc.org.uk/ )
  • 3 million people in Australia (Estimate by: http://www.heartfoundation.com.au/ )
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About Kellie

Kellie is 37 years old and together with her brother Steve makes up the My Health Software team.

She helps on the websites and gathering news for the programs. Kellie worked in the medical industry prior to having her two children (8 and 6) and has a strong interest in self awareness and management of health conditions.


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