The threat of a virus such as the novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) has people focused on what they need to do to stay healthy. If you're someone with high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease, focusing on staying as healthy as possible is a way of life.
When you have a chronic health condition, getting sick can make you more susceptible to serious complications. That's why being healthy and avoiding illness is so important.
One of the most effective ways to do that is to double-down on keeping your blood pressure under control. That not only helps you avoid developing complications that come with high blood pressure over time — it also helps you avoid making unnecessary doctor or emergency room visits and risk being exposed to illness.
Follow this checklist to stay on track with keeping your blood pressure under control: