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Online learning resources for diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and nutrition.
Diabetes 101: Learn more about diabetes, managing your blood sugar levels, and your diet.
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Lesson 2 - All About Blood Pressure

Lesson 1: What is Hypertension? Lesson 2: All About Blood Pressure Lesson 3: High Risk Factors Lesson 4: Decisions, Decisions: Diet and Exercise Regimens Hypertension Medications Lesson 6: Dangers and Complications Lesson 7: Tips, Games, and More! Lesson 8: Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

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So, by now you should have down the big ideas about hypertension looks like it's time to get into some specifics. Since hypertension is another name for chronic high blood pressure, why don't we start with (da da da DA DUH DA!) blood pressure. This section will be useful to hypertensive and non-hypertensive people alike. By the time you're done with Lesson 2, you'll know the basic answers to all of the following questions:

  • What exactly is blood pressure measuring?
  • What do the two numbers mean in my blood pressure reading?
  • What's considered a healthy blood pressure reading?
  • How can I keep my blood pressure down and healthy?
  • Why do I need to worry about my blood pressure?

No matter who you are, or what your health status is, this is some important stuff...so pay good attention!

Assignment #1

Test your knowledge. Blood pressure is something that everyone should educate oneself about. Let's start off this in-depth look at blood pressure with a little quiz...we know you love them!

Feel like you've got a pretty good grasp on the ins and outs of blood pressure? Well, great! If not, we've got a ton of information in store for you. Let's get started!

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