Social Media Resources: High Blood Pressure

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  • People with sickle cell disease are at greater risk for high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart, which can lead to complications. Talk to your healthcare provider about how you can prevent or treat high blood pressure. More here: www.cdc.gov/SCD/heart
  • A consistent blood pressure reading over 120/80 can indicate high blood pressure. If you have #SickleCell, high blood pressure can negatively affect your heart and blood vessels, causing further illness. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to treat or prevent high blood pressure: www.cdc.gov/SCD/heart
  • Limiting smoking, drinking less alcohol, and getting at least 7 hours of sleep every night can go a long way if you want to lower your blood pressure. This fact sheet has more suggestions for staying healthy when you’re living with sickle cell disease: www.cdc.gov/SCD/heart

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