"Nearly one in three adults has high blood pressure. And often the specific cause is unknown. We'll look take a broad look at this issue and find out what South Dakotans can do to control this condition," said On Call producer and host Lindsey Meyers.
Meyers and On Call medical editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss the issue with guest Dr. Edward Zawada with Avera North Central Kidney Institute.
"We'll talk to a patient who lowered his blood pressure through lifestyle and medication. Plus, we'll talk with Lake County Extension Educator Becky Jensen about a diet that is specifically designed to lower blood pressure levels," Meyers said. "And we'll give you tips for having your blood pressure taken."
On Call is a weekly program about health on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television.
The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Central, 11:30 a.m. Mountain.
On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health.
It is made possible by major underwriter support from Avera Health.
Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.
The topic for Nov. 6 is children with special needs. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the program any time of day. Or submit questions through the On Call Web site, http://oncall.sdstate.org/.