We offer a Blood pressure monitoring service at our pharmacy. One of our qualified team members will measure your blood pressure and discuss the results with you in a consultation room.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the measure of the forces at which the heart pumps the blood to your body.
How is blood pressure measured?
Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and is given as 2 figures:
- systolic pressure – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out.
- diastolic pressure – the pressure when your heart rests between beats.
For example, if your blood pressure is "120 over 80" or 120/80mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 80mmHg.
There are a number of useful sources listed below that provide good advice on Blood pressure.