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Blood pressure testing

Routine blood pressure checks are recommended, even if you don’t have a history of high blood pressure (hypertension), because the condition frequently does not show symptoms.

A blood pressure check tests how much strain is being put on your arteries and heart by measuring the force of your blood. People with long-term hypertension are at greater risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Increased risk indicators include:

• overweight
• a diet that is high in salt and/or low in fresh fruit and vegetables
• lack of exercise
• high caffeine or alcohol intake
• having a relative with high blood pressure

If you are concerned about your blood pressure, or would like a check-up, we would be very happy to arrange an initial blood pressure consultation with one of our doctors, who can offer a preliminary lifestyle assessment and talk you through your options. These may include having a full blood profile taken, a course of medication, or advice regarding lifestyle changes.

We can offer a reduced fee on subsequent regular check-ups – please discuss with the clinic manager for more information after your first visit.

If you have fluctuating blood pressure, or if your readings are higher when taken by a doctor than when taken at home (“white coat syndrome”), we may suggest you try our 24-hour blood pressure monitoring service.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call our Harley Street clinic on 0207 3233 830 or our London City clinic on 020 7101 0355

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