The only way to be sure if your blood pressure is within the normal range is to test it. Thrifty Foods Pharmacies have blood pressure kiosks so you can take your blood pressure whenever you are at one of our locations. The best method to find your typical blood pressure is to average measurements taken over a number of visits. We supply Blood Pressure Check Cards so you can record your readings and review them with your health care professional.
The best way to prevent high blood pressure, and to
manage the condition if you have it, is to make
healthy lifestyle choices.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends
these simple steps:
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Eat a healthy, well-balanced, diet that is low in fat
- Reduce the amount of salt you consume
- Check with your doctor to see if you should eat
foods rich in potassium (such as bananas,
cantaloupes, grapefruits, oranges, and tomato or