Blood Pressure Checks
Having your blood pressure checked is one of the easiest and most important measures you can take to protect your health. To help you stay healthy, University Health Services offers free blood pressure checks by appointment. Check with your doctor if you have questions about when and how often you should get your blood pressure checked.
Nurse appointments are available between 9–11 a.m. and 2–4 p.m. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 734.487.1122.
Understanding Your Results
Why Does it Matter?
When your blood pressure is kept in a healthy range, you can prevent many health problems, like vascular weakness and scarring. Healthy blood pressure also lowers your risk of:
- Heart attack
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- Heart, kidney, or other organ failure
High blood pressure often doesn’t have symptoms, so it’s important to get your blood pressure checked to be sure your blood pressure is in a healthy range. For more information on the risks of high blood pressure, please visit the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure page.
Low blood pressure is not often considered a problem unless you develop symptoms of Low Blood Pressure, or if your blood pressure is normally higher. If that is the case, your doctor may want to see if there is some reason behind your low blood pressure. For symptoms of, and more information about, low blood pressure, please visit the American Heart Association’s Low Blood Pressure page.