Blood Pressure Monitoring
- Middle aged and never been checked? or
- From a family with a history of high blood pressure? or
- Overweight? or
- Not physically active? or
- Smoking or drinking alcohol regularly? or
- Stressed? or
- Diagnosed with a chronic condition that puts you at risk?
Then ask your pharmacist about blood pressure monitoring. Phone 07 4728 4261.
The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work. Higher than normal blood pressure is called hypertension. It is a key risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
The only reliable way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have a regular check-up. There are no other obvious signs or symptoms.
The good news regarding high blood pressure is that it can usually be controlled with lifestyle changes and/or medication if required.
Cate's Chemist offers a blood pressure monitoring service for $3 per consultation. Your blood pressure is measured using a reliable electronic blood pressure meter. The pharmacist will record and evaluate you blood pressure measurements on several occasions to confirm the reading and if necessary, refer you to your Doctor.
Cate's Chemist also has Home Blood Pressure Monitors available to purchase, should you prefer to measure your blood pressure at home.