Lower Numbers Start Here
Way to show up for yourself! Learning more about high blood pressure is a giant leap toward a healthier life. Being diagnosed can be a lot to take in, but we’re here to help.
Say “Hello” to a Healthier You
It’s understandable if you feel overwhelmed by your diagnosis. We’re here for you, and your doctor is too. The best way to tackle high blood pressure is to make a plan with your doctor and check in with them regularly. Share what’s working and what’s not; they’ll help you along the way. If you don’t have your next appointment scheduled, call your doctor to get one on the books. You’ve got this!
Make it Fun, Make it Tasty
Your doctor will probably recommend some lifestyle changes. Break out your dancing shoes, because small changes like moving more can help you lower your numbers. Permission to have fun, granted! Dietary changes like lowering your sodium intake or adding color to your meals with flavorful fruits and veggies can make a big difference too.
Keep Track of Your Numbers
Monitoring your blood pressure at home can have a positive impact on your overall numbers. The more information you can bring to your doctor when you visit, the more your treatment plan can be tailored to you. Plus, you’ll know how things are going between appointments.
Meds Can Help
Your blood pressure plan may include prescription medication. While taking daily pills isn’t a lot of fun, it’s one of the most powerful tools you can use to control your blood pressure. Even if you aren’t feeling any symptoms or your readings have improved, don’t stop your meds. And be sure to tell your doctor if you have any side effects or other concerns.