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If you have hypertension or pre-hypertension, you can lower your blood pressure by making changes to your lifestyle. Your healthcare provider can help you determine what changes you need to make and how to make them. The best first step to taking control is to have your blood pressure checked routinely. One reason your blood pressure is checked every time you visit the doctor is because there’s no other way to know when your pressure is high—you can’t feel high blood pressure at work. Talk to your healthcare provider about your blood pressure reading and what your goals should be. Medications help many people manage risk factors such as high blood pressure, and live longer, healthier lives. If medications have been prescribed for you, make sure you know what they do and how to use them. Be sure to fill all the prescriptions that are written for you. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. My Blood Pressure Record Each time you have your blood pressure checked, record your results here: Date Blood Pressure Category (Normal: less than 120/80; borderline: between 120-139/80-89; or high: greater than 140/90) © 2013 ABC, FH Foundation, and Krames StayWel . All rights reserved. A pAtient resource guide Acute Coronary Syndrome: Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention P854_ABC_FH_ACS_Stroke_HeartAttack_Prevention_GTG.indd 1 6/14/13 2:30 PM P854 BloodPressureRecord.indd 1 6/17/13 3:38 PM My Blood Pressure Record Click here to download and print this worksheet to help you track your blood pressure. 18


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