High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, is a silent condition. Commonly showing no signs or symptoms, many people are unaware that they may suffer from it. To test your blood pressure levels and find out if there is a problem, you must book a blood pressure test with your local GP.
As part of our online pharmacy service, we provide a confidential consultation with our expert GMC registered doctor. After you have placed your high blood pressure treatment order and completed a short online questionnaire, our registered online doctor will review your answers and inform you if your selected medication has been prescribed to treat your health condition; if your treatment is approved, the prescription will cost £25.00. In turn, if the doctor does not approve your treatment, your payment will be refunded in full. If you already have an NHS or private prescription, you can purchase your high blood pressure treatment and send your prescription to our pharmacy. Once we have received your prescription, your medication will be approved and delivered.
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Blood pressure measures the strength that your heart pumps blood against the walls of your arteries. In turn, high blood pressure affects your heart and arteries and can lead to a heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure rarely demonstrates any symptoms. Therefore, we advise that all adults should have their blood pressure checked by a GP every five years.
Blood pressure readings are recorded as two figures. The first figure records the rate at which your heart pumps out blood and the second reading measures the pressure of the blood when your heart is at rest. A normal reading is below 130/80mmHg and you are said to have high blood pressure when the reading is 140/90mmHg or higher. Your treatment will depend on the severity of your blood pressure levels, however we provide a wide range of treatments that can lower the pressure.
There is no definitive cause of high blood pressure, however your chances of developing this condition increases with age. Moreover, your chances of developing high blood pressure may increase if you are:
In turn, you may want to adopt healthy habits to avoid developing high blood pressure and reduce the need for medication. Some of these changes may lower the pressure within a few weeks:
If your blood pressure levels are consistently above 140/90mmHg, you and the doctor should consider taking blood pressure-lowering medication. Medicines can help lower blood pressure levels in a variety of ways, from controlling hormones that affect it to making artery walls relax and widen to the treatment that removes unwanted fluids from the body.