Monitoring your blood pressure at home
Nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.1 If you’re one of these people, or taking care of someone with high blood pressure, the American Heart Association recommends home monitoring.
Watch this quick video to learn some helpful tips from Edward Dannemiller, a registered pharmacist with Express Scripts® Pharmacy, so you can get an accurate reading every time.
Know your numbers
If you’re still new to blood pressure readings, you can learn more about what the numbers mean.
Check with your doctor about what’s considered a normal blood pressure reading for you. In general, if your blood pressure is higher than 180/120 mm Hg and you’re experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, back pain, numbness/weakness, change in vision, or difficulty speaking, call 911 immediately.
For any questions that come up, reach out to your doctor or pharmacist. At Express Scripts® Pharmacy, our registered pharmacists are available 24/7, and they have special training in understanding cardiovascular conditions including high blood pressure.
1 American Heart Association: The Facts About High Blood Pressure (accessed June 2022): heart.org.
Posted date: July 15, 2022