Why is blood pressure control important?

 

patient-pharmacist21 in 4 adults worldwide have high blood pressure (including 1 in 3 Americans). High blood pressure is a top contributing factor to many serious health problems including stroke, kidney failure, heart failure, heart attack, and even diabetes. Because all of these can be fatal, high blood pressure is often called “the silent killer.”

Small changes in pressure can make a significant change in life expectancy, so it is important for you to know your blood pressure, and keep it controlled.

Why should I keep track of my blood pressure?

It is normal for blood pressure to fluctuate from minute to minute. This makes it challenging to accurately diagnose high blood pressure, and to be sure that once treated, you have it under control. Our pharmacy partners, in teamwork with PharmaSmart, can help make it easier for you and your doctor to manage your blood pressure.

How can PharmaSmart help me manage my blood pressure?

Pharmacies offering the PharmaSmart program provide the tools to help you track your blood pressure over time, and accurately report your blood pressure results to your healthcare provider. Their qualified pharmacists can also help you interpret your blood pressure results and provide valuable consultations between your regular doctor visits.bounty-of-healthy-food1 no background

Our website will help you locate one of our participating pharmacies, obtain your own blood pressure Smart Card, and use our unique Blood Pressure Tracker™ website to keep track of your blood pressure history and share your readings confidentially with a loved one or healthcare provider.

Be Smart. Track Your Blood Pressure!

 

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