HBP PREVENTION PROGRAM
Targeting ages from teenagers to seniors to provide resources to assist with preventing and controlling high blood pressure in the scope of the underserved communities and races. About 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure or hypertension that goes undetected due to this condition which have no symptoms but can cause heart damage, blood vessel damage and kidney damage which can lead to dialysis and other parts of the body if left untreated. VMKF will host prevention and awareness events with HBP screenings, connecting people with quality healthcare providers for checkups, connecting with a nutritionist to learn how to eat healthy and the foundation will be giving away free blood pressure monitors and resources.
People with elevated blood pressure are likely to develop high blood pressure unless steps are taken to control the condition. High blood pressure is often called “the silent killer” as its symptoms are generally unnoticeable. Many people do not even know they have high blood pressure. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure measured. First visible symptom of untreated high blood pressure may be a heart attack, stroke, or kidney damage.
People with high blood pressure can take steps to control and reduce the risk associated with high blood pressure by taking these steps below:
. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day 3 to 5 times a week
. Eat a healthy diet, Lifestyle changes
. Ongoing physical exams with your healthcare providers
. Medication when needed
. Keep a record of you high blood pressure numbers
. Medication if needed