Heart disease, often called hypertension, is this country’s number one killer
of both men and women. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart
disease and stroke. High blood pressure does not cause symptoms; you
can have high blood pressure and still feel just fine.
What Increases the Risk for High Blood Pressure?
• Drinking alcohol
• High fat diet
• Being overweight
• Low calcium diet
Tips to Prevent High Blood Pressure Complications
• Exercise regularly
• Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
• Avoid alcohol
• Quit smoking
Visit your docto
• Have your blood pressure checked often
Lower Your Blood Pressure by Eating Good Food
• Fruit, vegetables, fish, and grains
• Milk products
• Fresh herbs and garlic
as milk, yogurt, and leafy greens
The above information provided by the American Dietetic Association.
For senior s
• Seasonings without salt
• Leafy green vegetables
• Food high in calcium, such
y Healthy Program is sponsored by the California Department of Aging.
ervices and programs available in your local area call 1-800 510-2020 TTY 1-800-
by Controlling Your Blood Pressure
Keep a Healthy Heart!