American Indian and Alaska Native People
Keepers of Wisdom To
Keep the harmony within you-check your blood pressure!
Strength, wisdom, and good health are American Indian birthrights. Our elders taught us many healthy ways that were practiced for many generations. Over time, some healthy traditions have been traded for unhealthy ways that increase the chances of getting some diseases.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives today. Knowing your blood pressure can help you prevent heart disease.
High blood pressure can cause stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, and blindness. You can have high blood pressure and not even know it.
Tips to lower your blood pressure:
Watch your weight and stay active
Keep In Mind:
If you have high blood pressure, you may also need to take medicine.
Go to your doctor or local health clinic. Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year. Check it more often if you have high blood pressure.