Blood Pressure Screening Service

You do not necessarily need to book in to have your blood pressure checked but you can book in if you wish.

Why should you care about your Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) causes silent damage to the blood vessels and the heart. If untreated this damage progresses over time and may result in stroke or heart attack.  These serious events occur at a younger age in people with high blood pressure than in people with normal blood pressure.  High blood pressure also increases the risk of damage to the blood vessels in your kidneys and eyes.

What is Blood Pressure?

Everyone has blood pressure.  It shows the amount of work that your heart has to do to pump blood around the body.  Two numbers measure your level of blood pressure.  The top number records blood pressure when the pressure is at its highest as your heart muscle squeezes out the blood from your heart – this is called systolic pressure. Then your heart relaxes, which allows the blood to flow back into your heart – this is called diastolic pressure. Ideal blood pressure is about 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic) or less. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get it measured.  Most people with high blood pressure will feel fine and not notice any symptoms which is why checking is the only way to know if you suffer from elevated blood pressure.

What will you do if I have higher than ideal blood pressure?

We follow National guidelines which dictate the best course of action for you. Usually, you will need to see your doctor inside a certain time frame and we will work with you on this. Usually, we will get you back for another check before the referral time period has passed to ensure we are not sending you to your doctor unnecessarily. We may also recommend that we further investigate using our 24hr blood pressure monitor which is the best way to examine blood pressure (ITM to insert hyperlink to 24hr).

Blood Pressure checks are free.

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