High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is usually diagnosed if your blood pressure readings are consistently 140/90, or higher over a number of weeks. you may also have high blood pressure if just one of the readings is higher than it should be over a number of weeks.
High Blood Pressure puts an increased strain on the heart and blood vessels and can, over time, increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. It can also cause kidney or heart disease. As there are no signs or symptoms of high blood pressure it is important that you have your blood pressure taken regularly. However a single high reading does not necessarily mean that you have high blood pressure, so you will generally have a number of readings taken over time to get an accurate picture.
If you have any questions or would like more information please call the pharmacist on 01260 295701.
Keen Pharmacy works in partnership with PharmaDoctor to provide an online prescription service. If you do not already have a paper prescription, you can request one through PharmaDoctor. PharmaDoctor can prescribe treatments for a number of conditions including high blood pressure. Registering is quick and easy and orders can dispatched by next day delivery. Alternatively if you live near Keen Pharmacy you can collect your order.