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Blood pressure readings and checks
Q. How often should I get my blood pressure checked?
A. If you don't have high blood pressure you should get your blood pressure checked at least once every five years. However, as you get older your blood pressure is likely to increase and you should be checked more often, every year is ideal.
If you have had a reading on the high side of normal (130/85mmHg - 139/89mmHg) then it is best to get your blood pressure checked every year. For more about blood pressure levels, please see What blood pressure should I have?
High blood pressure isn't a condition that just affects older people so tell your friends to get checked too, you could be saving a life!