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Controlling Blood Pressure Essential to Long-Term Health

04/06/19

  09:27:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 213 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Hypertension, Preventive care

Controlling Blood Pressure Essential to Long-Term Health

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When you see your family doctor, they'll likely check your blood pressure regardless of the purpose for your visit... and for good reason. High blood pressure affects a third of adults ages 40-59 and nearly two-thirds of those 60 and older.

"If left untreated, [high blood pressure] can lead to increased risk of a heart attack, heart failure, stroke and vision loss," warns Dr. Kevin Wile, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health. "It essentially has the ability to affect almost any organ in the body if you go a long time without controlling it."

The American Heart Association now defines high blood pressure as 130/80 and over. Because high blood pressure is often linked to other health problems – smoking, obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise – it helps to have a medical ally to keep your blood pressure in check.

MedBen WellLiving focuses on early detection of high blood pressure and other chronic conditions. Because even moderately high blood pressure puts individuals at greater risk for disease, our wellness program encourages your employees to develop a doctor-patient relationship so elevated blood pressure can be detected and controlled.

Having MedBen WellLiving in your corner helps promote a healthier employee population. Get more information by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com or 888-627-8683.

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