Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have hypertension.
  • I have hypertension, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have hypertension, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have hypertension.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on /2, 18 1

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that I have high blood pressure?
  2. How high is my blood pressure? What do the two numbers mean?
  3. How serious are the risks of having hypertension?
  4. What can I do on my own to try to lower my blood pressure?
  5. Do you recommend high blood pressure medication? What are my choices?

I have hypertension, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on /2, 18 1

  1. Has my blood pressure improved? What is the ideal blood pressure for me?
  2. Is my medication working well? Should I change the treatment in any way?
  3. What type of physical activity do you recommend to help lower my blood pressure?
  4. What changes should I try to make in my diet?
  5. How often should I have my blood pressure checked?

I have hypertension, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on /2, 18 1

  1. Could my problems be caused by my high blood pressure?
  2. What more can I do to lower my blood pressure?
  3. Could my problems be a side effect of my hypertension medication?
  4. Could I have a problem that isn't related to high blood pressure? Should I have additional tests done?
  5. Is there anything that can be done to make me feel better now?