High Blood Pressure Education
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month. Each year we like to take this opportunity to talk about high blood pressure. Managing high blood pressure is an important part of promoting overall health. And Chapa-De is here to help!
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force that pushes your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. Blood vessels carry blood through your body. When your heart beats, it pushes blood through your blood vessels and sends it to the tissues and organs in your body that need oxygenated blood to function. High blood pressure is when this force is too much. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to things like:
- Heart attacks
- Heart failure
- And more.
To read more, check out our blog on healthy blood pressure HERE.
Blood Pressure Management at Chapa-De
Chapa-De offers many programs and classes to help our patients monitor and maintain healthy blood pressure. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to move these classes and programs to an online platform, we are still committed to providing quality compassionate care.
Some of the blood pressure management classes we offer are:
- Diabetes Prevention Program
- Nutrition counseling
- Exercise classes
- And more
In direct response to the pandemic, we now offer the Self-Monitored Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program. Patients in the SMBP Program receive blood pressure monitors and instructions on obtaining accurate readings at home. These readings are essential for healthcare professionals to use in making medical decisions. If you are interested in this program, please contact your doctor today!
For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
PASSIONATE PEOPLE. COMPASSIONATE CARE.
Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.
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