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Lower High Blood Pressure
Having high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. The good news is that your blood pressure can be managed!
Lifestyle changes can make a difference
Following a healthy diet and increasing your physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and and other serious health conditions. If diet and lifestyle changes are not enough to reduce your blood pressure, we will discuss other options with you, including medication.
In this program you will:
- Meet with a registered dietitian who will assess your dietary behaviors, meal patterns and routines for physical activity. She will then work with you to develop strategies to lower your blood pressure -- strategies that respect your preferences and fit into your lifestyle.
- Monitor progress and fine tune strategies at four monthly check-in visits over two months.
- Have your blood pressure checked at each visit to help monitor progress.
- Enjoy support and encouragement every step of the way!
Appointments are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, or at the Healthy Living Center at 46 Prince Street.
FREE Help for Eligible University of Rochester Employees
Are you employed by the University of Rochester? Your health benefits may cover our health programs at no cost to you and/or your spouse/domestic partner. UR non-Medicare eligible retirees enrolled in a University Health Care Plan and their spouses/domestic partners enrolled in a University Health Care Plan may also be eligible. Click here for the eligibility table.
Feeling better and living healthier is just a phone call or click away. Call (585) 530-2050 or email us at Healthy_Living_Center@urmc.rochester.edu
We look forward to hearing from you about this program or our other health programs