If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart problems and strokes as well as cause damage to other vital organs. Therefore, it’s crucial to be aware of the risks and to take action to reduce them and improve them. That’s where our team can help, we provide essential blood pressure testing and support directly from our pharmacy in Edinburgh.
Lifestyle factors that can cause high blood pressure
There are many lifestyle factors that can cause high blood pressure and we want our patients to be aware of these:
– eating too much salt or processed foods
– not getting your 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day
– being overweight
– not doing enough exercise
– drinking too much alcohol or caffeine
Making lifestyle changes to improve these risk factors is an excellent way of reducing blood pressure however depending on the severity of your case you may need to seek medical support. That is where our team come in. A member of our team will take you to the private consultation room where they will carry out a standard blood pressure test. Depending on your result they will provide guidance for you on the necessary steps to take next.
We may be able to provide you with medication to help manage your condition, however if your case is severe and your blood pressure is too high we will recommend that you book in to see your GP.
If you would like to find out more about our blood pressure testing and support service in Edinburgh please contact us.