Your blood pressure measurements today show that you may be at risk of high blood pressure. While this single blood pressure reading in isolation is not a diagnosis, you may wish to consider discussing today’s results with your health care team to learn more about whether you have high blood pressure and if so how to treat it.
People with blood pressure consistently 140/90 mm Hg or higher usually need to take medicine to manage their blood pressure. In addition to blood pressure medicines, making positive lifestyle changes including getting sufficient physical activity each week, not smoking, eating a healthy diet, keeping a healthy weight, and managing stress can also help keep your numbers in a healthy range. Talk with your health care team to learn more about your benefits and risks of different treatment options. By taking action to lower your blood pressure, you can help protect yourself against heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems.