BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
~ 24 days ago
01 March 2023
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.
Please share this information with your family and friends.
We have been sending out messages to patients whose records show that we do not have a recent blood pressure (BP) readings for them. Maintaining healthy BP reduces your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.(https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/risk-factors).
We have added a Home Blood Pressure (BP) Readings form in the Downloads section that you can use for the required information. If you have received a message from us or would like to provide us with your Blood Pressure readings then please read the information and use the form.
If you are unable to print the form, you can collect one from our reception desk or please arrange a BP check at your local pharmacy within the next THREE weeks. Lowdham Pharmacy would be happy to help you, please check this link for further information: Free Blood Pressure Monitoring - Lowdham Pharmacy