High blood pressure is a common cause of a lot of heart diseases, kidney diseases and eye problems. It can go undetected as it is possible to have high blood pressure with no symptoms. The best way to know whether you have high blood pressure is to measure it. Every Tuesday, drop in at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, (Lakeshore road) and have our pharmacist check your blood pressure.
If you already know you have high blood pressure, it becomes very important to monitor it frequently. Ways to manage high blood pressure include diet, exercise, weight management and medications. The question is … how do you know if your lifestyle change or medication is working for you if you do not monitor your results? Even while on medications for high blood pressure, your readings can still fluctuate depending on things you eat, stressful conditions, how active you become and other medications you take.
Our blood pressure clinic is a great opportunity to chat with our pharmacist to find out what your numbers mean and healthy habits that can help regulate your blood pressure. So drop in on Tuesday! 9:30am-5:30pm @ Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, 105 – 3957 Lakeshore road, Kelowna. 778-477-3811
For most people with high blood pressure, making lifestyle changes is enough to control their blood pressure or reduce the amount of medications they need to take. If you have been having a difficult time with weight management, ask about our pharmacist-supervised weight-loss program.