High Blood Pressure

Informational pamphlet

Mayo Clinic Says That...

"A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high''

What Should You Be Eating?

Beneficial Food

You need foods rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

  • Leafy Greens
  • Berries
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Skim Milk

Foods to Avoid

You need a diet low in sodium and fat.


  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Fast food French fries
  • Bacon
  • Whole Milk

Symptoms and Long Term Affects

There aren't any major symptoms but if it's left untreated it can lead to strokes and heart problems such as:

  • Heart Attacks
  • Heart disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis (build up of fatty deposits in the arteries)

Duration and Treatment

This can be a life long problem but with certain kinds of medication, help from specialist, and taking care of your own personal health you can control it.

Citation

  • Heart.org
  • Mayoclinic.org
  • Healthcentral.com
  • Healthline.com