Seriously. Think about your heart as your body’s main pump. You have pieces, parts, and PRESSURE. Don’t make your heart work overtime. If you have high blood pressure and are currently ‘off your meds’ – wake up!!! A stroke will not wait for you to make that long overdue call to your doctor, or get that extra $30 in your wallet for a prescription, or my personal favorite – change your lifestyle. If you are having difficulties with your blood pressure medication, there may be options. Talk to your doctor or talk to your pharmacist…don’t just sit there. Something could blow… Get your blood pressure under control. Learn more about high blood pressure and stroke from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.