Known as the "silent killer", high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but many don't know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
The only way of knowing there is a problem is to have your blood pressure measured.
At Leyes Lane Pharmacy we offer Blood Pressure Testing, and with no appointment necessary please call in for your test now.
Blood pressure checks are free for people aged over 40 who have not been diagnosed with high blood pressure or are already being monitored for the condition. A private service is available for non-eligible individuals.
We can offer advice on preventing high blood pressure, and also monitor and help to bring your blood pressure under control if it is found to be high.
Reducing blood pressure levels usually involves making certain lifestyle changes and in some cases being referred to your GP who may consider prescribing medication.
NHS: What is High Blood Pressure
NHS: Preventing High Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure UK: Blood Pressure and You
Blood Pressure UK: Know Your Numbers!
British Heart Foundation: Blood Pressure
Stroke Association: Know Your Blood Pressure