Paying close attention to her test results was the most important part
Charlene Smith, a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Birmingham Office, had her first biometric screening at work. At the time, she was in her early 30s, weighed about 115 pounds, and exercised daily. She never even suspected that she might be walking around with dangerously high blood pressure.
“I got my screening, took a quick look at the results, and then really didn’t think much more about it,” says Charlene, “although my blood pressure was 160/143 ‒ which was higher than the recommended blood pressure ranges shown in the report.” It wasn’t until later in the day when she had a conversation with a fellow Allstater who told her she needed to go see a doctor that she realized immediate action was in order.
"After work I went straight to a doc-in-a-box who gave me some medication to temporarily bring down my blood pressure,” says Charlene. She quickly followed that up with a visit to her regular doctor who immediately put her on blood pressure medication.
Now, with the help of medication, Charlene’s blood pressure is controlled, greatly reducing her chances of stroke or heart disease. And it’s all thanks to a single biometric screening she had at work.