Monday, August 13, 2012

Blood Pressure Screenings on Montserrat

This year, Radio Montserrat assisted our team by announcing all of the screening sites during the week of our trip. Nadines, the St. Peters Schoolhouse, the Cudgoe head Police Station, the Montserrat Cultural Center and the Government Headquarters were the sites of the screenings. Over the four days, despite the tropic storms that hit the island, over 200 people came out and had their blood pressures taken. We plan to analyze the results over the next few weeks. It appears that diabetes is still prevelant on the island.

1 comment:

  1. The first thing she can do is stop eating so much salt. Try 1500mg of salt a day. That is what's recommended by not many people can do it. She can probably lower her blood pressure to normal by just doing that!

    Second would be eat more vegetables and exercise 1/2 hour a day.

    Lose weight.

    Less stress

    My bp was almost the same as hers but I brought mine down this way. And I didn't even have to give up my coffee. But brought it down to 2 cups a day.