Your Health

Managing Your Blood Pressure

February 19, 2024 — Tonya Hayes

Questions to Ask My Doctor

Measuring Blood Pressure

• How often should I measure my blood pressure?

• How can I measure my blood pressure outside the doctor’s office?

• What do I need to know about correctly measuring my blood pressure?

Lifestyle and Habits

• What foods or drinks should I have or avoid to help me keep a healthy

blood pressure?

• What types of physical activity are right for me to do on a regular basis?

Blood Pressure Medicines

• If I need to start taking blood pressure medicine, what type is best for me?

• I am currently taking blood pressure medicine. Do I need to adjust my dose or

try a new type? How is my progress?

• What are the possible side effects of my current or new medicines?

• How often should I refill my medicine?

• What time of day should I take my blood pressure medicine?

• Should I take it with or without food?

• What should I do if I forget to take my blood pressure medicine?

My Challenges

I will talk to my doctor about any challenges I have measuring or

controlling my blood pressure, including:

Taking blood pressure medicine/s on time and in the right amount

Side effects from my blood pressure medicines

Measuring blood pressure on my own

Making healthy lifestyle changes

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Topics: Your Health

Written by

Tonya Hayes

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