High Blood Pressure | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • Am I at risk for hypertension?
  • What is my blood pressure? What do the numbers mean?
  • What should my blood pressure be?
  • What lifestyle changes do I need to make to help lower my blood pressure?
  • Is there a chance that I’ll need antihypertensive medicine?
  • What are the risks and benefits of taking medicine?


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Reviewed/Updated: 12/15
Created: 01/96