Hypertension (blood pressure)
Known as the 'silent killer', high blood pressure rarely has obvious symptoms.
Blood pressure measures how strongly blood presses against the walls of your arteries (large blood vessels) as it is pumped around your body by your heart. If this pressure is too high it puts a strain on your arteries and your heart, which makes it more likely that you will suffer a heart attack, a stroke or kidney disease.
Follow the links below to find out information about:
More information about Hypertension
Prevention and Treatment of hypertension
At North Brink Practice
You are able to use our in-house blood pressure machine to monitor your blood pressure, please hand your result slip to our reception staff who will use our Blood Pressure system to process your reading. If you have an appointment, please use the blood pressure machine first and hand the result to the clinician that you are seeing.