Why Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important — Dina Piersawl’s Story

Why Blood Pressure Monitoring is Important — Dina Piersawl’s Story

November 8, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


(Dina Piersawl) “I had significant weakness and limited
use of the left side of my body. It took two months of physical therapy to regain most my strength and movement.” (Miranda Khan) “Dina Piersawl was only 41 when she had a stroke. until that day she was very athletic and
stayed fit. So Dina thought she was in Pretty good shape.” our scan flirted financial (Dina Piersawl) “I was kind of floored to find out I was walking around with high blood pressure and that let to the stroke.” (Miranda Khan) “About one in three adults in the United
States has high blood pressure like Dina, many of them are unaware they have it. (Dr. Volgman) “It’s very important to know your blood
pressure it’s a vital sign and if its high it can lead to heart
attacks, strokes and heart failure. Studies have shown that if you monitor
your blood pressure you can decrease your risk of getting those problems. It’s important to
monitor it.” (Miranda Khan) “Doctor Annabelle Volgman is a leading
cardiologist who specializes in women and heart disease. She believes that it’s important to know
what your blood pressure is so you can do something about it.” (Dr. Volgman) “If a patient’s blood pressures less than
140 over 90 doctors feel that they can change that
and lower it by just doing simple changes with lifestyle and that includes
increasing your physical activity, eating less salt, eating fruits that are high in potassium,
monitor your blood pressure and maintaining a good weight. When you
monitor your blood pressure regularly you can see the impact that these simple
changes can decrease their blood pressure which is
very rewarding.” (Dina Piersawl) “I do manage my blood pressure now with medication and
lifestyle changes and stress reducing exercises. My biggest concern now is raising
awareness. Heart disease is a silent killer. It is also a leading cause of death for
Americans.” (Miranda Khan) “To help spread the word Dina became a Women Heart champion. Women Heart with a national support
group that promotes awareness and support for Women with Heart Disease.” (Dina Piersawl) “I had a healthier lifestyle and I was walking around with undiagnosed high blood pressure, so I tell people you need to know your numbers get tested.” (Dr. Volgman) “I think everyone should get
their blood pressure checked at their doctors at least once a year
but I do think that everyone should have a blood pressure monitor at
home just like everyone has a scale to monitor a healthy weight. Regardless of age I think everyone should know their blood pressure.” (Miranda Khan) “Most home blood pressure monitors are easy to use and many offer special features to help you manage your blood
pressure more effectively.” (Dr. Volgman) “I ask my patients to check their blood
pressure at least once a week to make sure that it is under control but I also like them to check it at
different times during the day, especially in the morning when the blood
pressure tends to be high. But I also want them to check it when they’re
having symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath or
headache. This could sometimes mean that their
blood pressure is high.” (Miranda Khan) “More than fifty percent in people with high blood
pressure who monitor at home shown improvement in medication
compliance and have better outcomes.” (Dina Piersawl) I got my home BP monitor shortly
after I got out of the hospital after my stroke and I check my
blood pressure twice a week and I have for the last seven years.” (Dr. Volgman) “My patients
bring their readings for me to review and the blood pressures that we get in
the office along with these readings can help successfully manage their high
blood pressure.” (Miranda Khan) “When monitoring your blood pressure at home it’s critical to use a monitor that
provides accurate results like those from Omron Healthcare which
are clinically validated.” (Dr.Volgman) “I recommend high quality monitors that
are accurate and easy-to-use. The cuff size is also important. If the cuff
is too small it could lead to incorrect readings.” (Miranda Khan) “Managing high blood pressure is vital to reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke.” (Dina Piersawl) “I’m in ex-athlete late. I exercise, I eat right. It never would have crossed my mind to use a home blood pressure monitor much less own one. But you really have to be your own advocate, you have to guard against your
own health. You have to get tested for your blood
pressure, know your cholesterol, know your triglycerides.
Those are three very important numbers to know.” (Miranda Khan) “To find out
more about how you can better manage your blood pressure go to TrustYourHeartToOmron.com”