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The Be Well Bulletin

Summer 2019

Community Events

Allwell from Peach State Health Plan is proud to be part of your community. Throughout the year, we host or participate in a wide range of community oriented events.

Whether it’s providing health information, screenings and outreach or supporting worthy community organizations and efforts, Allwell from Peach State Health Plan is committed to being a local resource you and your neighbors can count on.

Join us for more upcoming special events in 2019. We look forward to seeing you!

 

The Importance of Controlling Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure. Just thinking about it can raise your blood pressure. But it is treatable and manageable.

There are many things that can cause hypertension, and knowing about them is the first step to controlling your blood pressure before it gets out of hand. A bad diet and lack of exercise are among the largest factors, but adding aerobic exercise, limiting your portion size and making adjustments to your diet can help lower it, or prevent high blood pressure in the first place. Avoiding stress, or developing strategies for managing unavoidable stress, can also help control your blood pressure. 

When blood pressure reaches a certain level, medication is used, including diuretics, beta-blockers and more. Many of these medications are covered with your Allwell plan. 

Contact Member Services if you have questions about what’s covered with your plan. We're here to help!

 

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It’s when there is too much force applied by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Hypertension can lead to heart attack, stroke and other life threatening problems.