Down with High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is bad news. It’s called the silent killer because it can kill without warning. Heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure are all linked to high blood pressure.artery

Here at the Health Centers, we regularly check blood pressure so we can help miners do something before it’s too late.

For some people, changing diet, increasing activity, and shedding extra weight are all it takes. But for others, medication is needed. (more…)

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Q: Why should I risk ruining my sex life just to keep my blood pressure under control?

RandaBrumfield_2035 clipYou don’t have to choose. We can find a solution that works for you.

We just need to be able to talk about it. It’s a topic we’re comfortable with, because we’re nurses. But I know sometimes it’s hard for a guy to talk about. Just call it “ED” That’s shorthand for Erectile Dysfunction.

And here’s the issue: High blood pressure causes ED in almost 50% of men. So, if you’re concerned about ED, you need to do something about high blood pressure.