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071422 hypertension

PSA From Texas AgriLife Extension

Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure? The fact is approximately 29 percent or 1 out of 3 Texans report having high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition that overtime can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart attacks, and other chronic disease.

“Unfortunately, high blood pressure usually does not have any warning signs or symptoms so many do not know they have the condition,” says Registered Dietitian, Danielle Hammond-Krueger with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The good news is high blood pressure can be prevented and managed through lifestyle modifications. Krueger went on to say:

“There are a few things you can do to help prevent or manage high blood pressure including: following a healthy eating pattern , becoming physically active or adding additional physical activity to your daily routine, and maintaining a healthy weight.”

Nutrition and physical activity play an important role in managing high blood pressure. The Texas A&M AgriLife ExtensionService offers nutrition education programs which help inform consumers about how to make healthy shifts in food choices and reduce the risk for chronic disease like hypertension.

To learn more about our nutrition and health programs contact Tasha Brent, Family and Community Health Agent with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Houston County at 936-544-7502.

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