Nurse practitioner offers tips to decrease high blood pressure during High Blood Pressure Education Month

One in every three adults in the Bronx are diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Lindsay Tanney

May 21, 2024, 9:25 PM

Updated 26 days ago

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The New York state Department of Health says one in every three adults in the Bronx are diagnosed with high blood pressure. That's the highest rate among the boroughs.
News 12 spoke with Eva Nyarko, a nurse practitioner who says if high blood pressure goes untreated, people are at a higher risk of having a stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, along with other complications.
Nyarko, the CEO of Caring Link Family Practice, also says there are lifestyle changes someone can make to decrease their blood pressure. This includes eating healthy, limiting salt intake, exercising regularly and not smoking.


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