High blood pressure?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2013
High blood pressure?
2
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 9:49am

Hi everyone. I've just noticed this board and want to ask about high blood pressure. How do you know if you have it without going to the doctor to get it checked?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:08pm

It's funny mine was high and I knew but my family doctor didn't take me too seriously at the time.

Now I have wonderful care and it's taken very seriously.

Ask them to check it especially if you have ANY concerns...

We have to advocate for ourselves and our Hearts and for those in our Life we Love...

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Nightangel
Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 02-14-2013 - 10:00pm

I know where I live a lot of pharmacies have self-testing available.

If you have ANY questions or concerns you can usually speak to the pharmacist.

Also you can purchase your own blood pressure machine.

I wondered why you didn't want to go to your healthcare provider to get it checked out?

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3484023/
http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com/medicine/blood-pressure.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-pressure/HI00043
http://bloodbeat.org/blood-pressure-chart/
I hope this helps.
Happy Valentines!
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Nightangel