Conservation is a passion of ours and we believe that every little thing adds up. Dr. Munjal believes in taking care of our environment and reducing our carbon footprint. Read more to learn how we work to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
How we work to conserve:
In our last segment of the Kidney Korner, we began the introduction to blood pressure. In this segment, we will be discussing how to take blood pressure readings.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Taking Your Blood Pressure:
For Upper Arm Blood Pressure Cuffs:
For Wrist Blood Pressure Cuffs:
My blood pressure is higher than normal for me. What should I do?
If you are experiencing an episode of high blood pressure, we advise that you take a second reading. The first may be an outlier due to acute stress or moving your body before taking the reading. Before taking a second reading, follow these suggestions:
Tips for Taking Accurate Readings
If you are unsure that you are taking your blood pressure properly, call our office for guidance from your care team.
‘Tis the season of giving! There are a number of ways in which we can all give back to the ones we love and our communities this holiday season.
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The holidays are just around the corner which means celebrations filled with family, food, and fun. For those with kidney disease and hypertension, it is important to remain aware of what and how much is being consumed. Below are some recipes and recommendations to help you stay healthy through the holidays.
Foods to stay away from:
Foods with a high potassium content: spinach, beans, squash, tomato, all potatoes
Foods with a high phosphorus content: beans, dairy, nuts, processed foods
Check out other posts on our blog for information on medication management tips while traveling and our Facebook page for additional Tasty Tuesday holiday recipes that are kind to your kidneys.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is a book that details 6 habits to transform your mornings and your life. We have found it helpful in creating more productive mornings and better days overall. A positive start to the day is the best fuel for success.
The Six Habits:
Hal discusses six habits that will transform your life before 8am. He uses the acronym S.A.V.E.R.S.
Hal follows up on his S.A.V.E.R.S method by explaining how to customize your Miracle Morning to make the most of your day.
How it has helped our office
We have been able to see an increase in productivity and success when we practice S.A.V.E.R.S and other habits in the Morning Miracle. By jump starting our day, we are ready bright and early to take care of our patients and our team with passion and positivity.
How it can help our patients
By starting the morning off in a peaceful, productive, and positive mindset, our patients are setting themselves up for success throughout the day. No matter what the day entails, a positive start promotes a positive outcome.
You can visit the Miracle Morning website here to learn more about Hal’s books, the habits you can form, and all of the resources available to help you transform your mornings!
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