Monitor Your Blood Pressure

Less is better in some things, including blood pressure. About 1 of 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Maricopa County biometric screening results indicate that 57% of the employee population has high blood pressure or is pre-hypertensive. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Importance of Blood Pressure Checks


You can have high blood pressure and not know it. That's why it's called the "silent killer." It is also why it is so important to have your blood pressure checked. It is easy, painless, and can be checked by your primary care physician and in many pharmacies where there is a kiosk. You can also visit the many Maricopa County work sites that are equipped with blood pressure kiosk and monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis.

Blood Pressure Kiosk Locations

Quiz


Take the quiz, How Much Do You Know about High Blood Pressure? The questions were adapted from materials published by the American Heart Association and WebMD.

Monitor & Record Your Blood Pressure Readings


Monitoring and recording your blood pressure readings can provide you and your healthcare provider with valuable information to determine whether you truly have High Blood Pressure (Hypertension), and if you do, what kind of treatment plan would best suit your needs.

The Blood Pressure Recorder (PDF) provides a simple method of logging and tracking your blood pressure.