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Blood Pressure

Screenings are scheduled in several buildings throughout the year, and also by request. The Health Promotion and Wellness staff will travel to your department and provide these free of charge. Individuals may also visit our office to have their blood pressure taken. Please call to arrange this prior to stopping by.

The well-being of the Illinois State campus community is a priority, contact (309) 438-8845 to schedule a screening for your area.   

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps out blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage your heart and lead to plaque buildup. Untreated high blood pressure is a major risk factor for Stroke.

Often, high blood pressure has no signs or symptoms. Most adults should have their blood pressure checked at least once a year. Talk to your doctor about how often you should have your blood pressure checked. If you have high blood pressure, you will likely need to have your blood pressure checked more often. 

Additional Resources

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

2019-09-25T11:02:42.253-05:00 2019