Free Blood Pressure Check for over 35's
Free NHS Blood pressure and heart check
- 15 min15 minutes
- Derby stores are Macklin St, Osmaston Road and Wilson St
What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure (or hypertension) is when the blood pressure is 140/90 or higher over a number of weeks, even when you’re resting. Your blood pressure usually goes up and down depending on what you’re doing. If your blood pressure stays too high, for too long, then it can cause damage to your body. People with high blood pressure that is not controlled with medication are at an increased risk of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, heart disease and kidney failure due to the extra strain on the body’s organs. NHS hypertension screening service Our community pharmacies in England are now offering a free NHS hypertension screening service to all adults over 40. An estimated 5.5 million people in England are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure (hypertension). If left untreated, hypertension can lead to serious heart and circulatory diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Hypertension rarely has any noticeable symptoms. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. A pharmacist will measure your blood pressure in a private consultation room. If the reading is high, they may offer you an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) device to wear. This can automatically measure your blood pressure at regular intervals over a 24 hour period, allowing for a more detailed view of your blood pressure.
Derby, Osmaston Road, DE24 692 Osmaston Rd, Allenton, Derby DE24 8GT, UK