Talking to Your Doctor About Hypertension
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it's important to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with hypertension. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Hypertension
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
About Your Treatment Goals
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael J. Fucci, DO, FACC
Last Updated: 10/2/2018
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