Know your numbers.

Chloe JohnsonHealth Tip

Do you know your Blood Pressure numbers

 

Do you know your height?

Do you know your weight?

Do you know your BMI?

 

Do you know your Blood pressure numbers?

Whilst many would rather remain blissfully unaware.

Your blood pressure is an excellent indicator of the state of your health and will provide health care professionals with signs of underlying health issues. Whether your blood pressure is high or low knowing will help your GP to identify current or future health issues and guide you along the way to a healthier future.

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of the blood on the walls of the arteries as the blood flows through them.

 

Here are some of the examples of how high blood pressure can affect your life:

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Thickened and less flexible arteries

Heart attack

A stroke

Kidney disease

Dementia

The upper limit for normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure equal to or above 140/90 requires further investigation according to NICE.

 

If you have any concerns about your health our new GP service will offer a series of preventative health checks including blood pressure. For more information call our friendly team on 01245 474070 or e-mail enquiries@baddowhospital.co.uk