Blood Pressure Monitoring

High blood pressure (also known as ‘hypertension’) can lead to serious health problems, such as a heart attack, a stroke, heart failure or kidney disease.

There are often no symptoms or signs of high blood pressure – you can have high blood pressure and feel well. Therefore, it is important that you have regular blood pressure checks.

The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is by having it checked regularly by a health professional. Capri Pharmacy offers regular blood pressure check for it’s customers.

There are several ways that you can help to keep your blood pressure under control and reduce your risk of coronary heart disease.

1/. Have your blood pressure checked regularly, as part of an assessment of your overall risk of heart, stroke and blood vessel disease. The higher your risk, the more often that you should have these checks.
2/. Be smoke-free.
3/. Limit your alcohol and salt intake.
4/. Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
5/. Be active every day. Do 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week.
6/. Enjoy healthy eating. Choose mainly plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits and legumes (dried peas, dried beans and lentils), and grain-based foods (preferably wholegrain), such as bread, pasta, noodles and rice.
7/. Consume moderate amounts of lean meats, poultry, fish and reduced fat dairy products, and moderate amounts of polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fat.

Measuring your blood pressure at home and/or at work helps your doctor find out what your blood pressure is outside the clinic, during your usual activities. It will also help your doctor know if any prescribed treatment is working.