Hypertension is abnormally elevated blood pressure. We have a blood pressure machine located in the downstairs waiting room for patients to use themselves. Please take the print out slip to staff at reception who will arrange for the on-call doctor to review. Alternatively, please make an appointment with our Health Care Assistant to have your blood pressure checked High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that affect the functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.
- High Blood Pressure Explained – NHS Choices
- Blood Pressure Association
- British Heart Foundation
- British Hypertention Society
Videos from NHS Choices
High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it’s not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.