Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lower your "high blood" in the CNMI

You could have hypertension, or "high blood" pressure and not even know it. Hypertension, is a condition in which the force of blood against your artery walls is too strong. It also means your heart is working hard to move blood. High blood pressure in its earliest stages produces few symptoms, but over time it can damage your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidney and other organs. Symptoms usually do not occur until high blood pressure has reached an advanced level of severity. Symptoms of high blood pressure can include:

severe headache, fatigue or confusion, vision problems, chest pain, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, blood in the urine

If is important to check your blood pressure regularly. There are free machines available for use at Saipan pharmancies, and some insurance plans cover self blood pressure monitors.

If you having trouble managing your hypertension, and are "homebound" or have trouble leaving the home, nurses and aides from Pacific Home Health Care, are able to provide you with quality healthcare you deserve in the comfort of your home, including:

Provide a complete physical assessment during every visit
Educate patients and/or cargegivers to properly manage their medications
Provide education about hypertension and the risk factors involved in the condition
Teach patients and/or caregivers techniques to help reduce stress
Teach energy conservation skills to help patients and/or caregivers to maintain higher energy levels
Assist and educate patients and/or caregivers in safely performing activities of daily living
Assess the safety of patients’ homes, then recommend and help implement safety improvements
Educate patients and/or caregeivers about nutrition management and a heart-healthy lifestyle

If you have any questions about hypertension management programs, ask your doctor if a Pacific Home Health Care referral is right for you, or give us a call today at 670-234-CARE (2273)

Northern Mariana Islands check blood sugar

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