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SPHD also offers TB, Lead, Cholesterol & Diabetic Screenings

Don't Let High Blood Pressure Impact Your Life

Do you know your blood pressure numbers?

High blood pressure affects 1 in 4 adults. Many adults tend to develop high blood pressure with age however, it is not considered a part of the healthy aging process. High blood pressure is a serious disease that increases the workload of the heart and can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney problems and even blindness.

You may have heard high blood pressure referred to as the silent killer because many times there are no symptoms to indicate you have the disease. The only way to know you have high blood pressure is to check it regularly.

Factors outside of your control that contribute to high blood pressure include: race, heredity and age.

Factors you can control include: avoiding obesity and maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding too much salt or sodium in your diet, limiting alcohol intake, quitting smoking, and having an active lifestyle that includes a regular exercise routine.

Please, feel free to come into any of the clinics and have a blood pressure evaluation.A single elevated blood pressure reading does not mean you have high blood pressure, but it is a sign that further evaluation is needed. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure the staff will work with you to gain control of the disease. If medication is needed, many pharmacies now offer medications for $5 per month.

Since there is no charge to see a doctor at our clinics, this means you can gain control of your blood pressure and avoid heart disease, stroke or kidney disease for only $60 a year!

Come in to see us soon!