Wellness Ministry Blood Pressure Screenings
Take Advantage of Blood Pressure Screenings at St. John Vianney Parish in the Bea Room, off the Gathering space of the church!
Blood Pressure Screenings canceled due to the Corona virus pandemic
The key to preventing cardiovascular disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose. But how do you know which risk factors you have? The best way to find out is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
Blood Pressure is one of the most important screenings because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it can’t be detected without being measured. High blood pressure greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, be sure to get it checked at least once every two years, starting at age 20. If your blood pressure is higher, your doctor may want to check it more often. High blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes or medication. After age 65, women have a higher risk of high blood pressure than men, and African-American adults of all ages have a higher-than-average risk.
Thank you to the members of the Wellness Ministry for their continued hard work and dedication to the monthly Blood Pressure Screenings. Staying on top of your blood pressure readings is an important part of maintaining your health and well-being. Mark your calendars for the Blood Pressure Screening! Please take advantage of this important health benefit!