Blood Pressure Quiz
How much do you know about high blood pressure?
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Where does South Carolina rank among other states in regard to the number of people who have high blood pressure?


 
You’re right!  South Carolina ranks 8th in the country for high blood pressure—but it’s not a ranking we should celebrate.

 
Incorrect. South Carolina ranks 8th in the country for high blood pressure—but it’s not a ranking we should celebrate.

 
What percentage of people in South Carolina have high blood pressure?


 
Good answer! More than one in three people in South Carolina have high blood pressure — 37.8 percent. But thousands more in our state have high blood pressure and don’t even know it.

 
Incorrect. More than one in three people in South Carolina have high blood pressure — 37.8 percent. But thousands more in our state have high blood pressure and don’t even know it.

 
According to new guidelines from the American Heart Association, a blood pressure reading above 120/80 is now considered elevated.


 
Right! The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that define elevated blood pressure as a systolic reading (top number) between 120-129 and a diastolic reading (bottom number) of 80-89. Readings above 130/80 are now considered stage 1 high blood pressure.

 
Incorrect. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new guidelines that define elevated blood pressure as a systolic reading (top number) between 120-129 and a diastolic reading (bottom number) of 80-89. Readings above 130/80 are now considered stage 1 high blood pressure.

 
Which one of these symptoms can indicate high blood pressure?


 
Super star! This question is tricky—high blood pressure generally has no symptoms. That’s why it’s called “the silent killer” and it’s a big reason why people don’t take high blood pressure seriously.

 
Incorrect. This question is tricky—high blood pressure generally has no symptoms. That’s why it’s called “the silent killer” and it’s a big reason why people don’t take high blood pressure seriously.

 
People with uncontrolled high blood pressure are four times more likely to die of a stroke.


 
You’re right! People who don’t control their high blood pressure are four times more likely to die of a stroke and three times more likely to die of heart disease.

 
Unfortunately, it’s true. People who don’t control their high blood pressure are four times more likely to die of a stroke and three times more likely to die of heart disease.

 
Most cases of high blood pressure are a result of:


 
Way to know! About 30 percent of high blood pressure cases are caused by obesity. In men under 45, 60 percent of high blood pressure cases are caused by obesity. Overweight people are more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

 
Incorrect. Most cases of high blood pressure result from obesity — about 30 percent. In men under 45, 60 percent of high blood pressure cases are caused by obesity. Overweight people are more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

 
How often should you have your blood pressure checked?


 
Way to know! It’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Health experts recommend getting your blood pressure checked every time you visit your doctor, starting at age 20. And if you have high blood pressure, check it regularly with a home blood pressure monitor.

 
Incorrect. It’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Health experts recommend getting your blood pressure checked every time you visit your doctor, starting at age 20. And if you have high blood pressure, check it regularly with a home blood pressure monitor.

 
Left unchecked or untreated, high blood pressure can lead to the following health issues. (Check all that apply.)


 
You’re a smart cookie! Blood pressure that goes untreated or unchecked leads to multiple health problems. High blood pressure causes serious health issues that can affect your heart, brain, eyes, kidneys and your sex life.

 
Incorrect. Blood pressure that goes untreated or unchecked leads to multiple health problems. High blood pressure causes serious health issues that can affect your heart, brain, eyes, kidneys and your sex life.

 
What percentage of people with high blood pressure stop taking their blood pressure medicine?


 
You’re right! Twenty-five percent of people who start taking medicine for high blood pressure stop taking it. Because high blood pressure rarely has symptoms, people think it’s not dangerous and that they don’t need medication to treat it. This may explain why three out of four people don’t take their blood pressure medication as prescribed.

 
Incorrect. Twenty-five percent of people who start taking medicine for high blood pressure stop taking it. Because high blood pressure rarely has symptoms, people think it’s not dangerous and that they don’t need medication to treat it. This may explain why three out of four people don’t take their blood pressure medication as prescribed.

 
Lifestyle changes can reduce high blood pressure. Which of the following actions can reduce your high blood pressure?
(Check all that apply.)


 
Yes! There are many ways to reduce high blood pressure. All of these actions can help lower blood pressure.

 
Incorrect. There are many ways to reduce high blood pressure. All of these actions can help lower blood pressure.

 
If you’re overweight, losing just five to 10 pounds can reduce your blood pressure.


 
Yes! Great news, isn’t it? Losing just five to 10 pounds can reduce your blood pressure. And low- to moderate-intensity exercise can also reduce your blood pressure—you don’t have to exercise hard. Regular walking, gardening or even using the stairs can help.

 
Incorrect. Losing just five to 10 pounds really can reduce your blood pressure. And low- to moderate-intensity exercise can also reduce your blood pressure—you don’t have to exercise hard. Regular walking, gardening or even using the stairs can help.

 
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