Free blood pressure checks are being given by a Registered Nurse at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby on Tuesdays each week from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s main entrance lobby. No appointment is necessary.
Regularly checking your blood pressure is important because the higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems. If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on arteries and on the heart, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
The risk for high blood pressure goes up as people get older. Individuals are also at increased risk for blood pressure if they are: overweight or have obesity; don’t’ get enough physical activity; drink too much alcohol; don’t eat a healthy diet; have kidney failure, diabetes or some types of heart disease.