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 James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 31, 2020

  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 James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 31, 2020

  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 James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 31, 2020

  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?