Hypertension Service at Smarta Healthcare
Smarta Healthcare NHS service monitors your blood pressure for signs of hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypotension (low blood pressure). Symptoms are rarely noticeable and getting a blood pressure check is the only way to diagnose high blood pressure.
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Hypertension Service


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Smarta Healthcare AskMyPharmacist FAQS Hypertension
Smarta Healthcare AskMyPharmacist Hypertension Blood Pressure Service
Am I eligible for the Smarta Healthcare Hypertension service?

Due to a higher risk of blood pressure conditions, the service is primarily offered to individuals aged 40 and over. Other patients, such as those with a family history of hypertension, may be considered at the discretion of the pharmacist. 

To receive the NHS Hypertension service you must not be currently being monitored for high or low blood pressure, and must not be receiving treatment for high or low blood pressure.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is commonly known as high blood pressure (140/90mm Hg or higher). Hypertension places increased strain on arteries, causing them to lose elasticity and become hardened and narrowed. This narrowing facilitates the accumulation of atheroma (fatty cholesterol), which can elevate the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and damage to smaller blood vessels throughout the body. High blood pressure also poses a threat to vital organs, as the elevated pressure impacts soft tissue. 

Read more on the AskMyPharmacist blog by clicking here.

What is Hypotension?

Hypotension, or low blood pressure (90/60mm Hg or lower), is generally less severe than high blood pressure, often presenting with minimal symptoms. However, it still poses risks such as dizziness, nausea, weakness, and fainting. 

How much does the Smarta Healthcare NHS Hypertension service cost?

This NHS service is free for all eligible patients. 

How often should I get my blood pressure checked?

If you’re a healthy adult aged 40 or over, you should get your blood pressure checked every five years.

How do I access the Smarta Healthcare NHS Hypertension service?

Book your appointment online or call us on 01234 831768.

What happens if my blood pressure reading is too high or low?

Following your blood pressure check, your pharmacist will let you know what your reading is, and what it could indicate about your health. If necessary, they will provide practical lifestyle advice, and may refer you to an appropriate healthcare professional for further investigation and possibly treatment.  

Read more about hypertension (high blood pressure), on the Smarta Healthcare blog by clicking here.

Smarta Healthcare Hypertension service is free service provided by the NHS

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