Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Blood Pressure

Many people have questions for their healthcare professionals about tests, medications, risk factors and lifestyle changes to help control blood pressure.

You can print this page or download a printable PDF. Add your own questions and take it to your next appointment.

  • What do my blood pressure numbers mean?
  • What should my blood pressure numbers be?
  • How can high blood pressure affect my health?
  • Are there any lifestyle changes that will help me control my blood pressure?
  • How often should my blood pressure be checked?
  • Should I use a home blood pressure monitor?
  • What type of home monitor should I purchase?
  • Will I need to take blood pressure medication?
  • What kind of medication is best for me?
  • What are the side effects?
  • What if I forget to take a medication?
  • Should I avoid any foods or other medications?
  • Can I drink alcohol?
  • How long will I need to take my medication?

Download this printable list of questions (PDF)

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