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Understanding Blood Pressure

Check your Blood pressure


We are compassionate healthcare trainers, we are helping you manage your  treatment of high blood pressure. 

We do this by supplying accurate, reliable and supportive information to help people who have been newly diagnosed and those who have lived with high blood pressure for a long time to:

  • Understand high blood pressure and its importance
  • Make long-lasting and effective changes to their lifestyle
  • Get the most from their treatments and keep up with their medicines.


Check your Blood pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure

Check your Blood pressure

This is an accurate blood pressure test check and you will need to book an appointment to see your doctor for any concern.

Click to check your Blood Pressure 


Controlling your blood pressure

If your blood pressure is found to be too high or too low, Speak to your doctor or the healthcare professional performing the test can advise you about ways to control it.

This may involve:


Understanding Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure


Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and is given as 2 figures:

  • systolic pressure – the pressure when your heart pushes blood out
  • diastolic pressure – the pressure when your heart rests between beats

For example, if your blood pressure is "140 over 90" or 140/90mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of 140mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 90mmHg.

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

A blood pressure reading between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you're at risk of developing high blood pressure if you don't take steps to keep your blood pressure under control. (NHS Choice, 2018)