On Thursday afternoon, residents from throughout the Thirty-Fourth Senate District stopped by Senator Janet Nguyen’s District Office to participate in “Love Your Heart Day”. The free educational event provided residents with the opportunity to learn about new blood pressure guidelines, how to take their own blood pressure and what their blood pressure numbers mean. Services were provided by Health Ambassadors from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

“Our body has indicators, like blood pressure, that caution us of potential health problems,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “Through Love Your Heart Day we are helping residents listen to the important messages that their bodies are sending by learning how to take and interpret their blood pressure.”

Love Your Heart Day follows the November 2017 announcement from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, setting new high blood pressure guidelines. The guidelines were lowered for the first time in 14 years in an effort to provide earlier intervention and recommendations to prevent further increases in blood pressure. May is also American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month.

 

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