Tuesday, May 5, 2015

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. According to the CDC, reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack. 

Unfortunately 1 in 3 US adults, which is roughly 67 million people have high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes your heart overly work and then increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. 

High blood pressure can often be silent. You can have high blood pressure and not even know it, which is why it's often referred to as the Silent Killer. This is the month to make sure you get yours checked. To make sure you ask friends and family members if they've had theirs checked. It's easy and painless to have checked. Many of your pharmacies may do it, and of course, your doctor's office.

At theEMSstore, we've got a few products to help with blood pressure checks.

This easy-to-read, automated Wrist Blood Pressure Cuff is perfect for fire and law enforcement professionals who want to have a back-up BP monitor available on the scene. This device measures and tracks blood pressure and heart rate readings with comfort and ease.

The blood pressure cuff is hospital tested and clinically accurate ensuring you the highest level of quality and precision.  A twist air release valve guides the user’s accuracy. 


So don't forget to use May as the month to get your blood pressure in check. Ask your friends, family and loved ones if they've been checked. Don't let the silent killer touch you or those you love. Find these and other blood pressure products on our website.

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