Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure.  Normal blood pressure for most adults is less than 120 / 80 on the blood pressure meter. If your blood pressure is often 140 / 90 or more, you have high blood pressure.


High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also damage the kidneys and increase the risk of blindness and dementia.


To help keep your blood pressure normal, visit your doctor and take your medicine correctly. If the doctor approves, you can take the following steps –

 

Be Active Every Day

Being physically active is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent or control high blood pressure. It also helps reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Eat Right

Sign up for a class to learn how salt affects your blood pressure. Or, sign up for a produce share from a FairShare CSA farm. You can earn rewards for both up to your Fitness FirstSM & More limit for 2017.

 

Weight Management

If your doctor approves, sign up for DIET FREE or Weight Watchers®. Earn rewards up to your Fitness First & More limit for 2017.

Take Care of Yourself

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions Program is a workshop that teaches people how to deal with chronic conditions. It meets once a week for six weeks in convenient locations throughout the area.

 

Health Coaching

Unity offers coaching to help you reach your health and wellness goals.

 

For more Hypertension resources, visit your Personal Wellness Portal.MyChart link

 

Questions?

Get in touch with Customer Service by sending a message.MyChart link