Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure

Updated:Jun 9,2017

Many people have questions for their healthcare professionals about tests, medications, risk factors and lifestyle changes to help control blood pressure.

You can print this page or download a printable PDF. Add your own questions and take it to your next appointment.

  • What do my blood pressure numbers mean?
  • What should my blood pressure numbers be?
  • How can high blood pressure affect my health?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes that will help me control my blood pressure?
  • How often should my blood pressure be checked?
  • Should I use a home blood pressure monitor?
  • What type of home monitor should I purchase?
  • Will I need to take blood pressure medication?
  • What kind of medication is best for me?
  • What are the side effects?
  • What if I forget to take a medication?
  • Should I avoid any foods or other medications?
  • Can I drink alcohol?
  • How long will I need to take my medication?

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This content was last updated June 2017.

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