We’re taking a stand against heart attacks and strokes by helping our members manage high blood pressure with our Hypertension Management Program.
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a condition that occurs when the pressure in your arteries and blood vessels is too high. It’s often called the “silent killer” because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to visit your doctor and have your numbers checked on a regular basis.
Having high blood pressure significantly increases your risk for serious health conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. While some risk factors, including age and family history, cannot be controlled, there are things you can do to help.
If your doctor says you have high blood pressure, complete the Blue Health Assessment and answer "yes" to the question asking if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. After we receive a claim from your provider noting you have hypertension, you will automatically be enrolled in the Hypertension Management Program. This program can help you monitor your blood pressure numbers at home.
To help you and your doctor get and keep your blood pressure under control, we offer a blood pressure monitor at no cost. Having a blood pressure monitor at home gives you the convenience to check your blood pressure as often as your doctor recommends and easily track your numbers, which you can share with your doctor. As part of the program, you’re eligible to receive a new blood pressure monitor every two years.
As a member, you also have access to a variety of WebMD tools and resources that help you manage, monitor and understand your condition. These include:
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