It’s important for you to know your blood pressure numbers, even when you’re feeling fine. Medicare covers blood pressure checks during your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit and yearly “wellness” visits at no cost to you.
If you have high blood pressure, you can help control it with lifestyle changes and medicine. You may be at risk for high blood pressure if you:
Eat salty foods
Don’t exercise enough
Drink too much alcohol
Have a family history of high blood pressure