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May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month, and May 17 is World Hypertension Day. This makes this month a great time to learn about the causes and effects of hypertension, and ways to keep our blood pressure within a healthy range.

 

Blood pressure is the pressure of blood pushing against your arteries.

 

Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension) raises your risk of …

  • Heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
  • Damage to the brain, kidneys and eyes.
  • Hypertension seldom has symptoms, so it’s important to have your blood pressure measured regularly. Talk to your doctor about your ideal blood pressure numbers, and how you can achieve them.

 

Treatment is individualized and might include lifestyle changes:

  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Get plenty of exercise.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Limit salt.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Manage stress.

 

Your doctor may recommend that you test your blood pressure at home. If it does, Burlington Health Care can help! We have a variety of blood pressure machines available, and our knowledgeable staff will happily work with you to find you the right machine for you. Features include memory functions, irregular heartbeat indicators, and date and time functions.

 

If your doctor prescribes medications, take them as recommended, report side effects, and keep regular health care appointments so the doctor can check how they’re working. If you need help with medication management, talk to our knowledgeable staff at Burlington Health Care and we can help you find the tools you need to maintain your health.

 

Burlington Health Care, Northern Kentucky’s Home Health Supply Store, has the supplies you need for managing your blood pressure. As Northern Kentucky’s healthcare supply provider, our professionals will make sure you and your family have the knowledge and supplies you need to manage any and all medical challenges you encounter. Visit our website at http://bhc-ky.com/ or stop in today and speak with one of our helpful staff members.

 

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