Questions to Ask Your Doctor
If your doctor has told you that you have high blood pressure, it’s important to establish an open dialogue and become a key player in controlling your condition.
Make the most of your doctor’s appointment by discussing your blood pressure treatment goals.
If your blood pressure is high, remember the importance of LOW:
- Learn if your blood pressure numbers are at goal
- Observe and discuss with your doctor any medication side effects you may be feeling
- Work with your doctor to determine if treatment changes should be made
Need help starting the conversation with your doctor about high blood pressure medicine and how to treat it? Here are a few questions you can ask:
- What is my current blood pressure? Can I have my blood pressure reading written down for me?
- What is my goal blood pressure?
- Taking into account any allergies or other medications I’m taking, what are the possible side effects of my blood pressure medicine?
- Are there other blood pressure medicines available if I am not satisfied with my current one?
- What else should I do to keep my blood pressure under control?
To help get an accurate diagnosis of your condition, you should speak directly with your doctor. These questions are not a substitute for information provided to you by a healthcare provider.
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