Blood pressure is the amount of force it takes for your heart to pump blood through your body. When your blood pressure is high, it can lead to other health problems.
Here are some tips to manage your blood pressure:
Do not stop taking your medication without talking to your doctor. Most heart and blood pressure medicines must be taken for life. When you run out of refills, call your doctor for another prescription.
Do not smoke. If you need help to quit smoking or using tobacco, call the toll-free Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 or 1-800-QUIT-NOW. If someone in your family smokes, ask them to smoke outside.