Know Your Numbers
Do you know YOUR numbers?
Having a blood pressure test is easy and could save your life
A blood pressure test is the only way to find out if your blood pressure is too high or too low, because most people won’t have any obvious symptoms.
Blood pressure tests
You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:
- Next to the pharmacy in ASDA Hounslow, TW3 1JT from 11am to 2pm on Thursday 9th September
- your local GP surgery
- some local pharmacies
- at home (see home blood pressure testing below)
- at an NHS Health Check appointment offered to adults in England aged 40-74
One You Hounslow will be presenting a webinar about blood pressure, eating well, and stopping smoking on Weds 8th September at 12:30pm. Click on the button below to learn more.Blood pressure webinar
Hypertension and Hypotension
High blood pressure (hypertension) can put a strain on your arteries and organs, which can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Low blood pressure (hypotension) isn’t usually as serious, although it can cause dizziness and fainting in some people.
An irregular heart rate
If your pulse is irregular you should see your GP to check if you have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often abnormally fast heart rate.
A normal heart rate should be regular and between 60 and 100 beats a minute when you’re resting.Learn more