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Why do we Need Blood Pressure Screening?
Monday, 9 March 2020 10:20:28 Europe/London
You may have heard doctors and other healthcare professionals talk about blood pressure a lot, but what is it, and why is it so important to have a blood pressure test? As you can’t feel whether your blood pressure is high, it can be difficult to understand why normal blood pressure is crucial to staying healthy. At Miles Pharmacy, we want to help you take control of your health and your blood pressure.
What Is High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels. High blood pressure, or hypertension, means that the pressures within the arteries are persistently high. Hypertension typically does not cause any symptoms, so you would not know you had it without going for a blood pressure test. However, hypertension causes damages to organs, including the kidneys and can cause serious health complications, including heart attacks and strokes.
Cardiology Tests High Blood Pressure
Having your blood pressure checked is one of the simplest cardiology tests you can do to assess your heart and blood vessel health. As there are many medications available to treat high blood pressure, attending for a blood pressure check up is a good first step in taking control of your health.
Blood Pressure Test Near Me
At Miles Pharmacy, we offer a free blood pressure test to anyone who requests it. The test should not take any longer than ten minutes, and no appointment is required. Simply speak to a member of staff in store. The test is non-invasive, and no special preparation is required.
Once the blood pressure reading has been taken, the pharmacist will explain your reading to you, and whether your blood pressure falls within the low, normal, or high blood pressure range. Depending on the result of the blood pressure test, they can advise on maintaining healthy blood pressure and lifestyle. If your blood pressure is found to be high on one reading, they can advise you on the next best steps.
With Miles Pharmacy, there’s no need to go further for expert advice.
Call us for more information, or simply drop in.