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The Two Most Important Medical Screening Tests You Need

Posted May 12 2011 12:00am
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If your loved one or you have dementia, you want to make sure that your other health is good so you should have The Two Most Important Medical Screening Tests You Need.

The first medical screening that every person should have is checking your blood pressure regularly. It is one of the most important and simplest things you can do to protect your health, now and in the future. A lot of
people think more men than women have high blood pressure which is also called hypertension, but in reality about half of the 75 million people who have high blood pressure in the United States are women. More women than men have died of heart disease every year since the early 1980s.

One of the risk factors for developing heart disease is having high blood pressure. When your blood pressure is higher than 140/90, it puts added stress on your heart.. Many experts believe 120/70 is a healthy target blood pressure for you to have. In fact the recommended blood pressure reading for a normal blood pressure has decreased in recent years. No longer is 120/80 considered normal. Now this is considered pre-hypertension or pre high blood pressure.

When a medical professional takes your blood pressure, he usually uses an arm cuff. Now there are special devices that the average person can use to take his blood pressure. You should have your blood pressure checked every time you go to the doctor. Even children should have their blood pressure checked. You can also have your blood pressure checked at many pharmacies now. You can also buy a simple device to check your own blood pressure. It should be noted that

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