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Private blood pressure test & monitoring  All You Need To Know

Manage your well-being or address specific health concerns, by understanding the importance of regular blood pressure checks. A fundamental step towards a healthier you!

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on blood pressure testing and monitoring, a vital aspect of maintaining overall health and well-being. In this section, we’ll delve into the importance of understanding blood pressure, how it is measured, why regular monitoring is crucial, and practical steps you can take to keep your cardiovascular health in check.

Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood against the walls of arteries as the heart pumps it throughout the body. It is measured using two values: systolic pressure (when the heart beats) and diastolic pressure (when the heart is at rest). The unit of measurement is in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). A normal blood pressure reading is typically around 120/80 mmHg.

Regular blood pressure monitoring is essential for several reasons. High blood pressure, or hypertension, often presents no noticeable symptoms, earning it the moniker “the silent killer.” Left untreated, it can lead to serious health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney problems. Regular checks allow for early detection, enabling timely interventions and lifestyle adjustments.

As we age, the risk of developing high blood pressure increases. Factors such as genetics, sedentary lifestyles, and poor dietary choices contribute to this risk. It becomes imperative to monitor blood pressure regularly, especially for individuals over 40, to assess and manage these risk factors effectively.

By understanding the significance of blood pressure, recognising risk factors, and adopting regular monitoring practices, you take a crucial step towards maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.



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