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Blood Pressure Checks
About 1 in 3 U.S. adults—as estimated 68 million—have high blood pressure (hypertension) which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, leading causes of death in the United States.

High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. That's why it's important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

The good news is that you can take steps to PREVENT high blood pressure, or to treat it if it is already high. (CDC, 2012)

Free blood pressure checks will be provided at the health department.  Nurses will interpret the results, and provide information on hypertension (high blood pressure) prevention/control.  Please call 715-743-5105 to set up an appointment for a screening or for additional information.

Categories for Blood Pressure Levels in Adults (measured in millimeters of mercury, or mmHg)

Category

Systolic
(top number)

 

Diastolic
(bottom number)

Normal

Less than 120

And

Less than 80

Pre-hypertension

120–139

Or

80–89

Stage 1 Hypertension

140–159

Or

90–99

Stage 2 Hypertension

160 or higher

Or

100 or higher

Check out the following links for additional information on blood pressure:

http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/High-Blood-Pressure_UCM_002020_SubHomePage.jsp

http://health.nih.gov/topic/HighBloodPressure

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbp/ 



Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154