Blood Pressure Checks

What is Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure can be described as the pressure of your blood against the inner walls of your arteries as the blood is pumped around your body towards the heart. As the heart pumps, this blood flow in the arteries and your blood pressure rises and falls in a regular pattern. A Blood Pressure Check is a quick and easy way to check this pressure.

Why is it important to have a blood pressure check?

Also known as ‘hypertension,’ high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems. For example, if left unchecked, it may lead to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. There are often no signs of high blood pressure; therefore, regular checks are important.

Our trained staff at Nelson’s Amcal Pharmacy can check your blood pressure and provide lifestyle advice with a small charge of one dollar, for concessional patients, or two dollars, for general patients.

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For further information about active living, healthy eating and overall lifestyle advice, visit the Heart Foundation website which provides expert advice.