Blood Pressure Checks
Knowing your blood pressure is beneficial, here's why...
Your blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to your heart’s needs depending on what you are doing. High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is persistently higher than normal. The medical term for chronically high blood pressure is hypertension.
There are many ways in which you can lower your blood pressure and put less strain on your arteries and heart. Many of these are lifestyle changes which our pharmacist or your doctor can help you with.
Why do I need to get my blood pressure checked?
- You can’t feel your blood pressure, so you can have high or low blood pressure and not know.
- If your blood pressure is high, it is putting extra strain on your arteries and on your heart.
- Keeping a close eye on your blood pressure is a good way to catch changes early and take appropriate action.
- Some medicines can also raise blood pressure.