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Get your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure it's at a healthy level.

"If high blood pressure has no symptoms, how do I know I have it?"

  • Many grocery stores, pharmacies, and clinics offer free blood pressure checks.

  • You can buy a home blood pressure monitor at a pharmacy or other retail store.

  • Some smart phones and wearable devices (such as a smart watch) have apps that can measure your blood pressure.

  • Many people don't know that they have high blood pressure yet roughly one in three Americans have it. This is why it's important to get checked.

  • There are ways to help prevent high blood pressure: eat a healthy diet, lower your sodium intake, be physically active most days, don't smoke, and limit alcohol use.

  • Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans must cover blood pressure testing for those who need it. Check with your insurance company to find out what's covered for you.

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