Get a Free BP Check Today!
OUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK SERVICE
A blood pressure test checks if your blood pressure is healthy, or if it's high or low. Hypertension (high blood pressure) affects 1 in 3 adults in the UK.
Low blood pressure (hypotension) is not usually a problem, although it can cause dizziness and fainting in some people.
High blood pressure (hypertension) can increase your risk of developing serious problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, if it's not treated.
Having this quick test is the only way to find out what your blood pressure is – and it could save your life. Here at M W Phillips, we offer FREE blood pressure checks in all our England branches
How is blood pressure tested?
An automatic device usually picks up the measurements from sensors in the arm cuff, which are sent to a digital display.
You should get the results straight away.
Who is this service for?
- Anyone over the age of 40 (or 35 at the discretion of our pharmacist)
- Any age if referred from your GP
- Anyone not taking any blood pressure medication currently
Understanding your Blood Pressure Reading
As a general guide:
Normal blood pressure is considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher
Low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower
If your reading is between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg, you may be at risk of developing high blood pressure
Does this check-up cost anything?
No, this service is FREE, if eligible
What happens if my blood pressure reading is high?
We will offer you an ABPM (a 24 hour monitoring device) to give us a more accurate reading. If it is still high, we will refer you to your GP to be seen
Our pharmacy team will be happy to discuss any blood pressure concerns you have.
Come as a wallk in to any of our stores in Birmingham, and we will be able to offer this service.