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Dec272012

Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers

 

Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers infographic

Being knowledgeable about your health is always helpful. Your blood pressure is no exception, 1/3 people who have strokes die because of high blood pressure. The Blood Pressure infographic created by westfieldhealth.com describes what blood pressure is, what it means, and then how to maintain a healthy blood pressure. The infographic was found on behance.net.

High blood pressure puts strain on your heart and increases your likelihood of developing health problems in the future. It is one of the most common causes of heart attacks and strokes, and is also a risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease and dementia. One in three people in the UK have high blood pressure even though just a few simple steps can help combat it. By checking your blood pressure, exercising regularly and reducing the amount of salt in your diet you can significantly lower your blood pressure and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.

The infographic provides some useful tips and advice about how you can keep your blood pressure in check.

This is a really good design with great information for people.  I wish it was a little bit easier to understand though.  A few of the data visualizations are not clearly explained.

In Blood pressure High Spots, I don’t understand what the size of each symbol on the UK map represents.  The implication is the amount of reports high blood pressure cases, but the values are not shown.  I don’t understand the right circle at all.  The percentage numbers seem to be spread on a map, but it’s not the UK, and I don’t recognize it.

In Looking After your Blood Pressure, I think this diagram is completely artistic, even though it seems to imply that it’s a data visualization.

In A Guide to Blood Pressure Levels, the area chart seems to be a visualization over time of some sort, but no x-axis values are shown, so the readers can’t tell what this chart means.

Thanks to Luke for sending in the link!

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very interesting, i like this article, thank you.
December 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Ouch! This one hits close to home. Ironically, I've been tracking mine the past few weeks and I'm high (blood pressure that is).
December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAC
Reading your book now ... loving it and I've been very inspired. In researching blood pressure for some work I'm doing I came across this website and I thought you'd love it. They have a combination of animated, video and interactive inforgraphics. They've done a great job implementing what I'm just reading in your book. http://watchlearnlive.heart.org/CVML_Player.php?moduleSelect=highbp
December 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDalton Ruer
When I read this story I realized just how similar it was to my husband's condition. He had uncontrolled blood pressure for years and the doctors kept doing the same tests over and over, and when they couldn't figure out what to do next they just gave him more medication. He also had two stents put in and his carotid artery on the right cleaned out. Despite the medication he was on, he never felt well and eventually had a TIA, which terrified me. The doctors didn’t seem to have any idea what to do, other than double or even triple his meds. After discovering some natural remedies, his BP came down from 200/140 to 130/80 in just 3 weeks. The difference in his health and general wellbeing has been phenomenal. All he did was follow the advice in this website: http:///www.journalofnaturalhealth.com/bloodpressure
May 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Williams

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