An important aspect of lowering risk of cardiovascular disease, is to have your blood pressure checked regularly. This is one of the most important screenings because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, be sure to get it checked at least once every two years, starting at age 20. If your blood pressure is higher, your doctor may want to check it more often. High blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes and/or medication.
Let us help you stay healthy – visit our Parish Nurse, Mary Lou Moser, RN, the first Sunday of each month, during the Sunday school hour for your blood pressure check!