We offer Blood pressure service at our pharmacy. One of our qualified team members will measure your blood pressure and discuss the results with you in a consultation room.
Blood pressure is the measure of the forces at which the heart pumps the blood to your body.
Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) 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 "120 over 80" or 120/80mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of 120mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 80mmHg.