Having good blood pressure control is really important for our overall health.
If you have high blood pressure it is important we help you keep it under control.
If you are concerned at all about your Blood pressure contact our Practice Nursing team to arrange a check.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys and eyes.
If untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it.
BP - BP Video By kind permission of Dr Churn at Harbours Medical Practice
The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.
The easiest way to monitor your Blood pressure is to obtain a blood pressure monitor (for the arm, not the wrist) and check your blood pressure at home.
Measuring your blood pressure at home Click on the links below:
BP measuring at home
Leith Mount Surgery Home BP Diary (this contains the link to send back your results to the practice via eConsult)
If you already have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, our Practice Blood Pressure Team will invite you to attend for a blood test at the Surgery and ask you to complete a week of home blood pressure monitoring using either your own machine or one borrowed from the Practice and then return the results to the Blood Pressure Team at Leith Mount Surgery. Our Practice Nurses will review these results then arrange a telephone appointment with you.
British Heart Foundation website - www.bhf.org.uk
COPD - COPD Video By kind permission of Dr Churn at Harbours Medical Practice
Asthma - Asthma Video By kind permission of Dr Churn at Harbours Medical Practice
Many of you are continuing to manage your long term conditions during this Covid 19 pandemic. Doctor Churn at The Harbours Medical Practice has developed a series of videos to help you. They may give you some new tips to try and optimize the control of your condition.
By kind permission of Dr Churn at Harbours Medical Practice