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Discovering high blood pressure (hypertension)
Q. Who will be treating my high blood pressure?
A. It is most likely that you will be treated either by your GP or practice nurse at your local GP surgery. Many surgeries now hold clinics for people with high blood pressure, which are often run by the practice nurse.
Younger people are more likely to be asked to see a specialist about their high blood pressure. This is because it is more likely that there is an underlying cause for their high blood pressure that can be treated and a specialist would be the most appropriate person to find out whether or not this is the case.
If a specialist could help you, your GP will arrange the appointment for you. For more about specialists, please see What can a specialist do for me?