What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition that puts you at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. It does not usually cause symptoms but it can cause serious problems. High blood pressure may be caused by being overweight, smoking, a diet high in fats and salt, heavy use of alcohol, lack of activity, stress, aging or family history.
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms but headaches are common.
What is the treatment for high blood pressure?
You have a lot of control over your own blood pressure including losing weight, choosing a diet low in fats and high in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and low salt, doing something active for at least 30 minutes per day and reducing your intake of alcohol.
Visit a Healthcare Clinic to check your blood pressure and figure out a plan to manage your high blood pressure. Treatment may include medications, changes to your diet or activity or testing.* In addition, we may refer you to a specialist.
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 years and older.
Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
1 Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
2 Service is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
* Promotion ends 9/7/14. Camp, sports and school physicals not typically covered by insurance. Certain exceptions, including age restrictions, may apply. Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned professional corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co. or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems, LLC.