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Hypertension

Hypertension relates to High Blood Pressure.

The sooner we can identify patients with high blood pressure the more likely it is that we can intervene with advice and medical treatment to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. To help with this we have blood pressure monitors in both surgeries. You are welcome to use these to check your blood pressure at any time. There is no need for an appointment and our reception staff are trained to help you use the machines and advised you what the readings mean.

High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it's not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.

 

External Sites:

High Blood Pressure Explained - NHS Choices

Blood Pressure Association

British Heart Foundation

British Hypertention Society