Do you know your blood pressure?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you can't remember the last time you had your blood pressure checked, make an appointment with your doctor. You can have high blood pressure for years without a single symptom. Generally, ask your doctor for a blood pressure reading at least every two years starting at age 18. If you're age 40 or older, or you're age 18-39 with a high risk of high blood pressure, ask your doctor for a blood pressure reading every year. He or she may recommend more-frequent readings if you have high blood pressure or other risk factors for heart disease.

May 11, 2018 See more In-depth

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