Uncontrolled high blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. It’s also linked to dementia. High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, yet many people with the condition don’t know they have it, reports the Center for Disease Control.
Fortunately, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable. To lower your risk, get your blood pressure assessed regularly. If it’s too high, take action to control it. Even younger people aged 35 to 44 should get their blood pressure checked at least once each year. You can verify your blood pressure at a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, at many grocery stores – or when stopping in at HELP Medical Equipment!
“We have a hospital-quality machine available in the lobby to anyone wanting to check their blood pressure,” said Tom Neal, HELP’s executive director. “It’s free, easy to do, and the information can prevent serious medical conditions.”
HELP has a wide variety of blood pressure-related equipment available for purchase at a fraction of the retail cost. Items include manual arm monitors; electronic wrist cuffs; digital arm monitors; electronic monitor/O2 sensor on stands (donated by Saunders County Hospital), and manual arm monitors on stands.
HELP is proud to join other organizations and healthcare professionals nationwide to educate and spread the word about controlling high blood pressure. Stop by today to check your numbers!