Hypertension Stage 2 (high blood pressure stage 2): 160 or over / 100 or over
Importance of Blood Pressure Checks
High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, arteriosclerosis, aortic dissection, kidney damage, kidney failure, vision loss, and brain damage. Many people with high blood pressure have no symptoms.
Blood Pressure Check Location & Time
Greenfield Health Department
Blood pressure screening on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoons
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Appointment necessary.
Tips to Lower Blood Pressure
Check with your primary care provider before making any medication or lifestyle modifications.
Control blood sugars. People with diabetes are twice as likely to have hypertension. Unhealthy blood pressure levels almost always accompany adult onset diabetes. Keeping blood sugars under control is an important aspect of blood pressure management.
Exercise regularly. Exercising 30 minutes a day regularly can help to lower blood pressure and condition the heart and lungs.
Lose weight if needed through and appropriate eating and exercise plan. Following the DASH diet can help control salt intake.
Moderate consumption of alcohol. Limiting alcohol to 1 -2 drinks per day is recommended.
Stop smoking. This is the single healthiest lifestyle change that can be made.
Stress management. Excessive stress over a long period of time can lead to health problems, including cardiovascular disease.