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Hypertension

Hypertension relates to High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure often causes no symptoms, or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing a serious cardiovascular disease (conditions that affect the functioning of the heart and the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.

If you are taking blood pressure medication please ensure you have your blood pressure checked every six months. You can do this by booking an appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants.

External Sites:

High Blood Pressure Explained - NHS Choices

Blood Pressure Association

British Heart Foundation

British Hypertention Society

Videos from NHS Choices

High blood pressure has no symptoms, but if it's not treated it can damage the kidneys, heart and brain.