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Blood pressure readings and checks

Blood pressure readings and checks


Blood Pressure Checks

Q. What about if I've got high blood pressure, how often will I need to be checked?

A. How often you will need to be checked will depend on how well controlled your blood pressure is and how recently you found out that you have high blood pressure.

If you have recently found out that you have high blood pressure and are making lifestyle changes or are starting to take medicines to lower it, you may be asked to visit your GP's surgery for a check every few weeks. Once your blood pressure is under control and has come down, you will need to it checked less often, perhaps once every six months or a year.

If you like, you can keep track of your blood pressure at home. You can do this by using a digital home blood pressure monitor. If you do invest in a home monitor, you might check your blood pressure more often, for example once or twice a week. For more on measuring your blood pressure at home, please see How can I keep an eye on my blood pressure?





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