When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Monitoring your blood pressure can give you a unique insight into the health of your heart, arteries and veins and can tell us how these are functioning.
Unlike other health conditions, your blood pressure doesn’t offer any obvious signs or symptoms to let you know how you’re tracking. That’s why it’s so important to have your blood pressure checked regularly with a monitor.
Impact of blood pressure
High blood pressure can be a very serious health risk that can lead to stroke, heart attack or kidney disease.
Low blood pressure, on the other hand, is associated with less serious health risks, but can increase the risk of falls due to dizziness and fainting.
What affects blood pressure?
Everyone’s health and body is different and blood pressure levels are influenced by a range of factors depending on the individual.
Some factors that affect blood pressure include:
- Family history
- Your diet
- Alcohol intake
- Your weight
- Your level of physical exercise
Regular check ups
Keep track of your blood pressure with a free regular check up at your local HealthShed Discount Pharmacy. We will measure your blood pressure to check if it is within a normal healthy range, and if it’s not, we can refer you to a GP for further investigation.
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