Hypertension

If you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure) you will need to have your blood pressure checked twice a year. All Practice Nurses are trained in titrating your medication and monitoring your blood pressure. We recommend you see the Nurse for your medication review. Please check whether or not you are due a blood test, which should be organized ideally a week before your review.

At the review your blood pressure will be taken and we will enquire whether you are taking your tablets without any problems. If you experience side effects of medication this should be mentioned at the review as we can adjust the medication if necessary. Apart from medication we will also encourage you to lead a healthy lifestyle. More information you can find on the websites printed below.

We do have automated blood pressure machines which can be borrowed from the surgery if the nurse or your doctor asks you to take some readings at home. Please ask at reception for information.

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More information on hypertension is available here.
More information on a healthy lifestyle is available here .