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Blood Pressure Testing

Do you have a family history of high blood pressure?

Have you had your blood pressure checked recently?

Are you taking blood pressure medications?

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries as the heart pumps it around the body. Your BP does not stay the same all the time. It is always changing to suit your body’s needs. If BP remains high (hypertension) for a certain period of time, it can increase the risk of serious problems, such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure or kidney disease. Hypertension often has no warning signs, so regular checks are a must.

The following factors also increase the risk of serious problems associated with high BP:

  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Family History of Heart Disease
  • Drinking Alcohol Above the Recommend Intake
  • Diet High in Salt

Find your local Advantage Pharmacy and our Pharmacists can check your blood pressure for you. Don’t worry about the unknown. Get your blood pressure checked today.