Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure

June 13, 2015
Click here to download the Questions About Blood Pressure PDF.

Click here to download the Questions About Blood Pressure PDF.

Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure

If you’re like many, you’re probably used to answering your doctor’s questions — not asking your own. But you have the right to ask questions
as well and you should ask questions – you are your own advocate after all! In fact, experts agree that you can get more out of your visits to the doctor when you prepare some questions ahead of time. Our “Questions to Ask Your Doctor” checklists can help guide you in getting the most out of every doctor visit. It’s just one more way we provide A Higher Standard of Care for your family.
  1. What should my blood pressure be?
  2. What are my options in controlling my high blood pressure?
  3. How often should my blood pressure be checked?
  4. What about home blood pressure monitors?
  5. Should I use blood pressure machines at stores? If so, why?
  6. How does exercise affect my blood pressure? Are there recommended exercises specifically for people with high blood pressure?
  7. What should be my daily sodium limit?
  8. Is there sodium in the medicine I take? Should this be a concern?
  9. Will I need to take blood pressure medicine?
  10. Will I always have to take medicine? If so, why?
  11. What is the name of my blood pressure medication? How should I take the medication and what, if any, side effects are possible?
  12. Where can I go to learn more?
  13. Is there anything more that I need to know?
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