Blood Pressure



Doctor Checking Patient's Blood Pressure

What causes high blood pressure?

If you have a history of high blood pressure or are concerned about your blood pressure, regular blood pressure checks are recommended.


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Blood Pressure

Hypertension is associated with being overweight, smoking, stress, low vitamin D levels, low potassium levels and other lifestyle factors. The primary result of long-term hypertension is strain on your cardiovascular system including your heart which will increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sometimes, the doctor will also recommend a full blood profile test to check your cholesterol, kidney and liver function. Management can include lifestyle changes and medication. Subsequent regular testing can be provided at a reduced fee after discussion with the clinic manager.

Regular testing

Regular blood pressure testing is crucial for the early detection of hypertension (high blood pressure), a condition that often has no symptoms but can lead to serious health problems if left untreated.

By identifying and managing high blood pressure early, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and other complications associated with hypertension.


For those already diagnosed with hypertension, regular blood pressure testing is essential to monitor the effectiveness of ongoing treatment, whether it involves lifestyle changes, medication, or both.

Importance of testing

The current statistics highlight the widespread impact of hypertension and the critical importance of regular blood pressure testing for early detection, prevention of complications, and effective management of the condition.

What is it?

Blood pressure is the force exerted by circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries, the major blood vessels in the body. It is a vital sign and is expressed as two measurements: systolic (the pressure when the heart beats) and diastolic (the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats). Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is given as systolic over diastolic pressure, such as 120/80 mmHg.

Normal blood pressure maintains a steady flow of blood through the body, supplying organs and tissues with oxygen and nutrients. However, high or low blood pressure can be indicative of underlying health issues and requires medical attention.

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  • Blood pressure readings are taken using an arm cuff attached to a pump and dial (a sphygmomanometer).
  • You will sit upright for the reading, with your legs uncrossed and your back supported.
  • The cuff goes around your upper arm, which will require you to roll up your sleeve or remove thick clothing.
  • The cuff is inflated with air until it restricts blood flow in your arm for a few seconds, and then slowly released.
  • During the process, the doctor listens to your pulse with a stethoscope and records your blood pressure.
  • You will receive the information on your blood pressure during the consultation.

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Do you offer ambulatory blood pressure testing?
Yes, a 24 hour blood pressure monitoring service is available at our Harley Street branch and the doctor might refer you if you feel that your blood pressure tends to fluctuate dramatically throughout the day.
“White coat syndrome” is a term for what happens where you blood pressure tends to be much higher when taken by a doctor than when taken at home. If this happens to you, you may be recommended to try ambulatory blood pressure checks to get the most accurate results.
It is generally considered that a blood pressure is a systolic pressure (the first number in your reading) of less than 120, and a diastolic pressure (the second number) of less than 80.

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