Free Blood Pressure Checks
Persons that are in need of blood pressure reading are able to do so during office hours Monday – Friday. A card, to keep track of your blood pressure readings, are available.
High Blood Pressure Risk Factors
Risk factors include health conditions, your lifestyle, and your family history that can increase your risk for high blood pressure.
Some of the risk factors for high blood pressure cannot be controlled, such as your age or family history. But you can take steps to lower your risk by changing the factors you can control.
Learn more about high blood pressure risk factors:
About High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries, which carry blood from your heart to other parts of your body. Blood pressure normally rises and falls throughout the day. But if it stays high for a long time, it can damage your heart and lead to health problems. High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States.1
High blood pressure has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. The only way to know if you have it is to measure your blood pressure. Then you can take steps to control it if it is too high.
Learn more about high blood pressure:
- High Blood Pressure Signs and Symptoms
- Effects of High Blood Pressure
- Measuring Blood Pressure
- Controlling Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
About 1 of 3 U.S. adults—or about 70 million people—have high blood pressure. Only about half (52%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control. This common condition increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, 2 of the leading causes of death for Americans. Get more quick facts about high blood pressure, or learn more about high blood pressure in the United States.
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. That’s why it is important to check your blood pressure regularly.
“High Blood Pressure.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., 19 Feb. 2015. Web. 26 May 2015.