Reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases
Why get your blood pressure checked?
- High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a condition which can be controlled to reduce your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease.
- In the UK there are about five million adults (one in every nine) who have high blood pressure without even knowing it, since high blood pressure itself rarely causes symptoms.
- The British Heart Foundation estimates that high blood pressure causes over 50% of heart attacks and strokes.
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High blood pressure – know your numbers
Blood pressure is the force of your blood moving against the walls of your arteries. It is expressed as two numbers, one above the other.
What does this check involve?
We are offering free blood pressure checks to people over 40 with no appointment necessary. This involves around 10-15 minutes in the pharmacy consultation room with a trained member of the pharmacy team. Following this, you may be invited to take home a blood pressure monitor that measures your blood pressure as you go about your daily life.
Depending on your blood pressure reading you may be referred to your GP.
The pharmacy team will guide you through any necessary steps depending on your blood pressure result.