New Web Site Offers Help for People with High Blood Pressure, and Tips for Prevention and Healthy Living

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Untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure. This new web site offers free information, and ways to monitor and control high blood pressure.

A new web site offers information and help to prevent, monitor, and control high blood pressure.

Dr. Jay B. Stockman said he created
because there are so many people walking around with high blood pressure who do not even know they have it.

"Take a look around you. One out of three people has high blood pressure, and most of them are not aware of it. People do not realize what a very dangerous disease this is," said Stockman.

If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, congestive heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure. However, that does not have to happen. All adults should have regular physical exams that include a blood pressure check, according to Stockman.

"Very high, sustained blood pressure will eventually cause blood vessels to weaken. Over time these weakened vessels can break, and blood will leak into the brain, and this will cause a stroke," explained Stockman.

Symptoms of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body, confusion, trouble speaking, or seeing, or a sudden severe headache. If someone has one or more of these signs, they should get help by calling 911 immediately, warned Stockman.

His web site provides additional help and suggestions on potential damages that can be caused by high blood pressure to the heart and the liver. Stockman also offers tips on how to prevent high blood pressure, how to control it, and how to monitor it.

"You do not need to run to the doctor every time you want to check your

blood pressure. There are now some very accurate, and very inexpensive blood pressure monitoring kits you can own so you can take your blood pressure as often as you wish," said Stockman. His web site offers suggestions on units that are available.

"The treatment goal is to keep blood pressure below 140/90 and lower for

people with other conditions, such as diabetes and kidney disease," said


He also offers suggestions on how to adopt a more healthy lifestyle,

including healthy eating habits, reducing salt in the diet, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol consumption, being physically active, and quitting smoking.

Stockman offers a great deal of information at no charge or obligation on his web site at

About Dr. Jay B. Stockman

Dr. Jay B. Stockman earned a B.A. in chemistry from Boston University, and a Doctorate degree from the State University of New York. He maintains several health-related web sites to assist the public with important information for better health. He offers high blood pressure information at Information on laser hair removal resources can be found at He also offers helpful information about acne at Dr. Stockman is

an individual contributor to Google Health Co-op.


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