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Take Charge of Your Blood Pressure

9/28/2018

Talk to your doctor about your blood pressure and what it should be. Start the conversation.

Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor questions. If you need treatment, sharing the decision with your doctor helps you take control of your health.

Ask your doctor these important questions about blood pressure:

  • What do my blood pressure numbers mean?
  • What should my blood pressure be?
  • How often should my blood pressure be checked?
  • What are all my options to control high blood pressure?
  • How does physical activity and diet affect my blood pressure?
  • Will I need to take blood pressure medicine?
  • What are the side effects if I do need to take medicine?
  • What are the consequences of not treating my blood pressure?

When facing any health decision, your doctor will fully explain your options. Once you know your options, you and your doctor can decide on a care plan that is right for you.

Working with your doctor to create a care plan is an important part in managing your blood pressure.


Source: ccok.com, American Heart Association