Hundreds Provided with Free Blood Pressure Screenings
More than one in four Americans has high blood pressure. There are often no symptoms for high blood pressure, and it is often called the silent killer.
In Rhinelander, Ministry Home Care’s home health team provides free blood pressure screenings for the public every month at the Rhine Haus CBRF and at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. During the past year, 352 people took advantage of this free service, keeping a close tab on their blood pressure.
High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled in most cases. The disease occurs most often in people over the age of 35. In general, the older a person is, the greater his or her chances of developing high blood pressure. A tendency toward high blood pressure seems to run in families. People whose close relatives have suffered strokes or heart attacks should be especially careful about monitoring their blood pressure.
Ministry Home Care is committed to keeping people healthy and safe where they most want to be … at home. Preventing illness is an important step to making that happen.