You do not have to wait until your annual checkup to find out if you have high blood pressure or other health issues. You can monitor certain aspects of your health at our pharmacy in Benton.
Having health problems such as high blood pressure or weakened bones can put you at risk of ending up in the hospital. At Smith-Caldwell Drug Store, you have the opportunity to monitor your blood pressure and health throughout the year. Learn more about blood pressure and the other types of health monitoring we offer.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke, heart attacks, and other serious health problems, but it can be difficult to detect. Since high blood pressure usually does not produce noticeable symptoms, monitoring your blood pressure regularly is important. You can stop by our pharmacy to monitor your blood pressure any time, which can help you find out whether or not you are at risk of having increased blood pressure levels. Blood pressure results give you two numbers, which are known as systolic and diastolic numbers.
- If you have a systolic reading that is less than 120 and a diastolic reading that is less than 80, your blood pressure is considered normal.
- If you have a systolic reading that is between 120 and 129 and a diastolic reading that is less than 80, you have elevated blood pressure.
- If you have a systolic reading of 130 or higher and a diastolic reading above 80, you have high blood pressure.
If you check your blood pressure a few times and keep getting higher readings, it is important to make an appointment with your doctor for treatment.
If you need more information on health monitoring and what it may mean for you, please use the expertise of Smith-Caldwell Drug Store and contact us by calling (501) 392-5470.