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
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
Pregnancy can impact a woman’s health — and heart — both during her pregnancy and later in life.
Your chances of developing high blood pressure can increase after menopause. It’s important to focus on your health before and after menopause.
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?
Tools and Resources You Can Use
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Live your best life by learning your risk for heart disease and taking action to reduce it. We can help.