High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, increases your health risks. If you have high blood pressure, you have a higher chance of developing heart or kidney disease or having a stroke. This 4-page fact sheet discusses medical problems associated with untreated high blood pressure, risk factors, risk reduction, causes, and prevention. Written by Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised October 2016.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy199

Healthy Living: Keep Track of Your Blood Pressure

At the doctor's officeEvery time you take your blood pressure, write down the date and time, the blood pressure measurement, and where it was taken (home, doctor’s office, etc.). Not only that, but include any comments your health care provider made and anything you would like to note, such as how you feel or medications you recently started or stopped. This 2-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff and Leigh Ann Martin, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2013.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy662

Healthy Living: High Blood Pressure

Figure 1.  Have your blood pressure checked by your doctor or other health care provider at least once a year. High blood pressure is increased pressure of blood inside the blood vessels. Too much pressure causes more work for the heart. Another name for high blood pressure is hypertension. About one in three American adults has hypertension and about half of them do not know they have this health problem. This 2-page fact sheet was written by Linda B. Bobroff and Leigh Ann Martin, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2013.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy684

FCS8884-Span/FY1132 Alimentación Saludable: Baje su presión arterial con DASH

FCS8885-Span, a 2-page fact sheet by Valerie Weyenberg, Karla P. Shelnutt and Linda B. Bobroff, is the Spanish language version of FCS8884/FY1128 Healthy Eating: Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH. It outlines an eating plan rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, that can prevent and reduce high blood pressure. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1132

FCS8885-Span/FY1131 Vida Saludable: Cambiando su estilo de vida para mejorar su presión arterial

FCS8885-Span, a 2-page fact sheet by Karla P. Shelnutt, is the Spanish language version of FCS8885/FY1129 Healthy Living: Changing Your Lifestyle to Improve Your Blood Pressure. It highlights some lifestyle changes that can help control or prevent high blood pressure — losing weight, increasing physical activity, limiting alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1131

FCS8599Span/FY659 Vida Saludable: Presión sanguínea alta

Revised! FCS8599Span, a 1-page illustrated fact sheet by Leigh Ann Martin and Linda B. Bobroff, is the Spanish language version of FCS8599/FY684 Healthy Living: High Blood Pressure. In brief it tells what high blood pressure is, what hypertension can cause, risks, how it afffects the arteries, and the importance of regular blood pressure check-ups. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY659

FCS88882/FY1126 Healthy Living: Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

FCS8882, a 2-page fact sheet by Karla P Shelnutt, provides instructions and explanation of blood pressure readings, along with a blank blood pressure log. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1126

FCS8882-Span/FY1130 Vida Saludable: Monitoreando la presión arterial desde la casa

FCS8882Span, a 2-page fact sheet by Karla P Shelnutt, is the Spanish language version of FCS8882/FY1126 Healthy Living: Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home. It provides instructions and explanation of blood pressure readings, along with a blank blood pressure log. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1130

FCS8885/FY1129 Healthy Living: Changing Your Lifestyle to Improve Your Blood Pressure

FCS8885, a 2-page illustrated fact sheet by Karla P. Shelnutt, highlights some lifestyle changes that can help control or prevent high blood pressure — losing weight, increasing physical activity, limiting alcohol consumption, and stopping smoking. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1129

FCS8884/FY1128 Healthy Eating: Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH

FCS8884, a 2-page illustrated fact sheet by Valerie Weyenberg, Karla P. Shelnutt, and Linda B. Bobroff, outlines an eating plan rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, that can prevent and reduce high blood pressure. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY1128

FCS8601/FY662 Healthy Living for Elders: Keep Track of Your Blood Pressure

Revised! FCS8601, a 1-page handout by Leigh Ann Martin, provides a convenient table for recording blood pressure readings for better blood pressure management. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY662

FCS8601Span/FY663 Vida Saludable: Anote su presión sanguinea

Revised! FCS8601Span, a 1-page handout by Leigh Ann Martin, is the Spanish language version of FCS8601 Healthy Living: Keep Track of Your Blood Pressure. It provides a convenient table for recording blood pressure readings for better blood pressure management. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY663

FCS8599/FY684 Healthy Living: High Blood Pressure

Revised! FCS8599, a 1-page illustrated handout by Linda B. Bobroff and Leigh Ann Martin, explain what high blood pressure, or hypertension, is, risk factors, and encourages regular blood pressure check-ups. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, October 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY684

FCS-8638/FY199 High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Revised! FCS-8638, a 4-page handout adapted from the NHLBI/NIH fact sheet by Linda B. Bobroff, explains the currently known elements of High Blood Pressure–a condition that affects about one in every three American adults, yet often has no symptoms. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY199

FCS-8690/FY305 Living Well to Keep Your Pressure Down

Revised! FCS-8690, a 6-page fact sheet by Linda B. Bobroff, describes risk factors for hypertension (high blood pressure) and lifestyle practices that help keep blood pressure within a healthy range. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY305