Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure. Since the condition has no warning signs or symptoms, it is important to know their risk factors. management of high blood pressure is essential to reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease leading cause of death from the disease the only Americans.
Fortunately, a free online tool has been created that offers information and ways to create a personal profile of the health of the heart to let you know your personal treatment options.
The Heart Profilers tool called, includes an index composed of medical terminology to ensure that patients understand their condition and all treatment options. The tool can also be connected to interested patients that request it, to close trials to learn about qualifying for the experimental treatment programs.
While anyone can develop high blood pressure, regardless of race, gender or age, can prevent and control high blood pressure taking steps, such as maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, following a healthy eating plan emphasizes fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy products, and choosing and preparing foods with less salt and sodium.
About 70 percent of people who have a first heart attack and nearly 80 percent have a first stroke have blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg. A 10 percent decrease in blood pressure levels can result in an estimated 30 percent reduction in the incidence of coronary heart disease.
“Heart Profilers help patients assess their risk of heart disease and offers a list of treatment options,” said Dr. Clyde Yancy, associate professor of medicine / cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. “It is a breakthrough in online technology has the potential to change the way patients and doctors interact with others. This tool has some of the mystery of surfing the Web for health information.”
Besides high blood pressure, Heart Profilers also includes cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and coronary disease. For more information, visit americanheart.org / profiles of heart.
The American Heart Association also has a detailed site dedicated to high blood pressure