Know Your Risk

What if keeping your blood pressure in check today could mean that you may not have to worry about stroke tomorrow?

We’ve never met a woman who didn’t wake up with her mind set on crossing off something from her to-do list and who didn’t fall asleep worried she could’ve done one more thing. Being a woman means you may have an increased risk of high blood pressure, and therefore a higher risk of stroke. Pregnancy, menopause, or simply being a woman of color may play a part in increasing your risk.

The good news is up to 80% of strokes may be prevented. Give yourself one less thing to worry about. Managing your blood pressure today could help lower your risk for stroke tomorrow.

Give yourself one less thing to worry about.

How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home Video

Watch our video explaining how to measure and monitor your blood pressure at home.

Managing a Woman's Risk Throughout Her Life

Pregnancy, the use of birth control and changes in the years surrounding menopause can increase a woman’s risk for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Reduce Risk At Any Age

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Making healthy choices and reducing your risk for stroke and heart disease
can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Before, During and After Pregnancy

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Pregnancy can impact a woman’s health — and heart — both during her pregnancy and later in life.


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Your chances of developing high blood pressure can increase after menopause. It’s important to focus on your health before and after menopause.

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High Blood Pressure and Women

Women have unique risks for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke.

Women Have a Higher Risk of Stroke

Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in women and kills more women than men.

In fact, one in five women has a stroke. Do you know the particular risk factors women face and ways to lower them?

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Tools and Resources You Can Use

Talking with your health care professional is the first step to improving your blood pressure

Make the most of your next appointment by answering these six quick questions.

National Hypertension Control Initiative

Learn about our community-based initiative supporting blood pressure control in vulnerable communities with self-blood pressure monitoring.