High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because there are no symptoms. Knowing and managing your blood pressure are two of the best things you can do for your health. Ways to prevent high blood pressure include quitting smoking, getting enough physical activity each week, reducing weight, lowering sodium intake, and moderate alcohol consumption.
Please visit our new blood pressure stations at 65 City of Albuquerque locations – see list of locations attached below. Make sure you are taking your blood pressure correctly.
ð Be still. Sit for a few minutes with your feet flat on the floor with your back straight. Your left arm should rest comfortably at heart level.
ð Don’t smoke, drink caffeinated beverages, or exercise within 30 minutes before measurement.
ð While measuring, don’t talk, read, or watch TV.
ð Try to take blood pressure readings at the same time of day. If your reading is high, wait a few minutes and recheck.
For more information about blood pressure, visit the following American Heart Association website: https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002020_SubHomePage.jsp.