Health department to hold weekly blood pressure programs this spring

The Trumbull Health Department will host a six-week high blood pressure self care and prevention program this spring that kicks off Wednesday, March 30, and runs through Wednesday, May 4.

The series will focus on tools to take control of blood pressure, including home monitoring and learning the differences between normal versus high blood pressure.

The first week will be about different blood pressure classifications — prehypertension and hypertension.

In week two, to be held on Wednesday, April 6, participants will learn about healthy eating.

The following three weeks will go over meditation, relaxation and reiki; adherence to high blood pressure therapy; and high blood pressure and pharmacology.

The final session will be based around hypertensive emergencies and urgencies, and will teach attendees how to self-measure blood pressure.

Each session will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be held at the department’s headquarters on 355 White Plains Road.

For more information or to register, call 203-452-1031.