Blood Pressure is an important marker for health. Having high blood pressure (Hypertension) is very common especially as we get older. Diet and lifestyle are important to help control blood pressure but often medication is also needed.
It is important that we keep an eye on your blood pressure. Lots of people now have their own home blood pressure monitors which is great. We also have machines we can lend out from the surgery.
You can submit readings here which we will then add to your medical record. If you have a diagnosis of high blood pressure then we would recommend doing this once a year. Doing 5 days of readings and taking the average gives the best picture but if you are sure your blood pressure is well controlled then we also have the option of just submitting one to three readings.