Nearly half of adults with high blood pressure are women and many don’t know their numbers are high. If you have high blood pressure, know you are not alone.
While high blood pressure isn't directly related to gender, throughout a woman’s life, health issues like pregnancy, pregnancy prevention (birth control) and menopause can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure. The good news is, there are many steps you can take to improve your blood pressure numbers and maintain them within a healthy range.
The Better U™ Challenge provides the education and tools for women to take charge of their health personally and for their family. The 7-week virtual program includes the following lessons and activities, utilizing experts in the field and trusted information from the American Heart Association and Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Get more information and resources for a Better U™ at providence.org.
Better U™ Challenge participant, Dotty Johnson, shared her experience and motivation for joining in a weekly program to improve her blood pressure with The Spokesman-Review. Visit the spokesman.com to read Dotty's story.
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