The importance of monitoring your blood pressure...
call it the silent killer. High blood pressure (hypertension) most
often has no symptoms,so a significant number of people who have it
might not realize it.
Untreated high blood pressure can damage
organs over time and lead to stroke or heart disease. Because our
pressure changes constantly depending on what we are doing,experts
recommend people at risk or people who already have high blood pressure
closely monitor it,either weekly or even daily.
One of the many services the Rockledge Fire Department offers is free
blood pressure checks. You can feel free to stop by any of our fire
stations to receive a blood pressure check. If the station is empty
when you stop by the engine company might be out of the station on a
call or possibly training. Typically, there is always someone available
during normal business hours at our headquarters station (1800 Rockledge
Blvd.) that can take your blood pressure. We will be happy to provide
you with a blood pressure record card so that you can track your blood
pressure when you come in.