Blood Pressure Self-Management Program
Learn what you can do to monitor and manage your blood pressure for a healthy heart. This 4-week class series will give you the tools you need to take control of your cardiovascular health.
- Healthy eating
- How to reduce salt in your diet
- Physical activity for heart health
- How and when to take your own blood pressure
Participants who attend all four weeks will receive a free digital blood pressure monitor at the final class. Register here.
Many physicians are referring patients to the Blood Pressure Self-Management Program. If you'd like to be referred, print the referral form here. Please have your doctor fill out the form as completely as possible and fax it to us at 509-232-8344. Alternatively you may register online, or by calling us at 509-232-8138.
What is High Blood Pressure and Why
Does it Matter?
Blood pressure is important because
the higher your blood pressure,
the higher your risk of health problems in the future. If your blood pressure is high, it is
putting extra strain on your arteries and your heart. Over time, this strain
can cause the arteries to become thicker and less flexible (weaker). If your arteries become thicker and less flexible, they will become
narrower, making them more likely to become clogged up. If an artery becomes
completely clogged up (known as a clot), this can lead to a heart attack,
stroke, kidney disease or dementia.
chart shows different blood pressure levels:
For more information about living a
heart healthy lifestyle, watch either of the following webinars, presented by INHS’s Debbie Belknap, RN, CDE:
View the full
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Toolkit here.