Hypertension (high blood pressure) increases your risk for developing heart disease or suffering a stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Do you think you don't need a Prevention Partners Preventive Workplace Screening? High blood pressure does not always cause symptoms right away. More than 20 percent of people with high blood pressure don’t know they have it.
In 2008, more than 15,000 people were screened through the Preventive Workplace Screening. More than half of the participants – 7,912 people – were discovered to have either prehypertension or hypertension. An estimated 27 percent of State Health Plan subscribers have hypertension – that's 100,794 people.
Lowering your blood pressure can reduce the risks associated with hypertension, including heart disease, congestive heart failure, kidney failure and more. The Preventive Workplace Screening includes a measurement of your blood pressure. Prevention Partners workshops can help you make lifestyle changes that can help you reduce your risk, manage your blood pressure and lead a healthier life.