At Med Assistant we can provide blood pressure monitoring at our private medical practice in Glasgow. We have an excellent reputation for delivering outstanding value and with our blood pressure test we will measure the pressure inside your arteries as your heart pumps blood. All the results will be analysed by our medical staff and discuss the results with you after the test is completed.
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High blood pressure can lead to a number of serious health conditions such as heart failure, stroke, and heart disease so it is important that you get it tested regularly.
Every time your heart beats, it pumps blood under pressure to the rest of your body through your arteries. You need some pressure to keep your blood moving. But if it’s always too high, it puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. Other parts of your body, such as your brain and your kidneys may also be affected by high blood pressure.
Blood pressure changes continually however, when resting a healthy person’s blood pressure usually falls within a certain range.
Blood pressure is measured at two points.
Most people with high blood pressure don’t have any symptoms and on most occasions aren’t aware of their condition. That’s why regular tests are recommended. For most people with high blood pressure, there’s no obvious cause. This is called primary hypertension. Some of the reasons why you would be an increased risk:
High blood pressure can also be linked to an underlying medical issue. This is called secondary hypertension. Causes include: