What is May Measure Month?
At Chase Lodge Hospital, we’re proud to support May Measure Month 2023, a global initiative to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring and management. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common and often silent condition that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other serious health problems. However, with proper monitoring and management, it’s possible to reduce the risk of complications and improve overall health outcomes.
Measuring Your Blood Pressure
During May Measure Month, we encourage everyone to take a few minutes to get their blood pressure checked. This can be done easily and conveniently at home using a home blood pressure monitor, or you can book an appointment and get your test done by us at Chase Lodge Hospital. By taking this simple step, you’ll gain important insights into your cardiovascular health and be better equipped to make informed decisions about your health.
Improving Your Blood Pressure
In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to help manage hypertension and reduce the risk of complications. These include:
- Eating a healthy diet: A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Exercising regularly: Regular physical activity can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve overall cardiovascular health.
- Managing stress: Chronic stress can contribute to high blood pressure, so it’s important to find healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises.
- Quitting smoking: Smoking can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, so quitting smoking is an important step in managing hypertension.
- Limiting alcohol intake: Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure, so it’s important to limit alcohol intake to moderate levels.
Chase Lodge Hospital Can Help
We offer a range of services to help you monitor and manage your blood pressure, including in-person consultations with our team of medical experts, and access to innovative treatment options at our one-stop heart clinic. Whether you’re looking to improve your cardiovascular health or manage an existing condition, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
May Measure Month is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the critical importance of blood pressure monitoring and management. By taking a few minutes to check yours and making healthy lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of complications and improve your overall health and well-being.