Public health offers a broad range of services targeted to adults - to help stay healthy, avoid disease and achieve wellness. Good health is for every body: young or old, tall or short, it's up to you to be the best you can be...we are here to help.
High blood pressure (also referred as hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently high. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend monitoring your blood pressure numbers at home in addition to regular health care visits. Your doctor will likely recommend a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes and prescription medication. In most cases, damage done from high blood pressure occurs over time. If left undetected or uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease or failure, vision loss, sexual dysfunction, heart disease, chest pain, and peripheral artery disease.
Anyone interested in improving their heart health can work with a nurse through the Healthy Heart Ambassador Program.
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar. When a person has diabetes, the body either does not make enough insulin, or is unable to use its own insulin well. If blood sugar builds up the body and its levels are not controlled, it can lead to serious health complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, amputations of legs and feet, and early death. Detection of prediabetes is essential in preventing or delaying the development of cardiovascular disease and other vascular disease risks.
Call us for an appointment to have your hemoglobin A1C testing done.
Come join us once a month either at the Wheatland or Guernsey Senior Center for an educational health prevention program.