Take the Blood Pressure Quiz

Do you know your risk factors for high blood pressure? You can’t do anything about some risk factors. But other risk factors can be changed. Learn about the risk factors for high blood pressure by taking this quiz.

1. How often should you have your blood pressure checked?
 A. Every year    B. Every two to three years    C. Every five years    D. Every 10 years

2. Which of these factors can affect blood pressure?
 A. Hot weather    B. Viral infections    C. Air pollution    D. Elevation above sea level

3. What is a symptom of high blood pressure?
 A. Racing heartbeat    B. Elevated temperature    C. Fatigue    D. It has no discernible symptoms

4. Which of these can increase your risk of hypertension?
 A. Obesity    B. A family history of hypertension    C. Smoking    D. All of the above

5. At what point is blood pressure considered hypertensive?
 A. 120 over 80    B. 130 over 85    C. 140 over 90    D. 210 over 120

6. Hypertension is the main cause of which of these?
 A. Cancer    B. Strokes    C. Diabetes    D. Congestive heart failure

7. Which of these contribute to hypertension?
 A. High vitamin C consumption    B. High alcohol consumption    C. High calcium consumption    D. All of the above

8. In which age group does the risk for hypertension jump dramatically?
 A. 40 to 49    B. 50 to 59    C. 60 to 69    D. 70 to 79

9. Why does reducing salt intake help prevent hypertension in some people?
 A. It reduces fluid buildup in the body    B. It allows vessels to relax    C. It raises levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol    D. It helps stabilize heartbeat

10. What can you do to control high blood pressure?
 A. Attain and maintain a healthful weight    B. Exercise regularly    C. Take the blood pressure medication prescribed by your doctor    D. All of the above