High blood pressure (hypertension) affects millions of people including children. It is often very difficult to identify the cause of high blood pressure; however the following could increase your risk:
Basic lifestyle changes, such as a reduced salt intake and regular exercise, can often help reduce blood pressure. Where this does not help, medicines may be required. If you have high blood pressure, it is very important you try to reduce it to avoid complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease and erectile dysfunction.
If you want your blood pressure checked or would like to consult a doctor regarding your high blood pressure, please book an appointment by calling 02074991581.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance (lipid) found in the blood and is vital for normal functioning of the cells. As well as being produced by the body, cholesterol is also in the food you eat and too much can cause a build-up in the arteries.
There are two main types of cholesterol:
Apart from high fat food, cholesterol can be affected by:
A blood test measuring lipid levels can be used to identify whether or not you have high cholesterol levels. Call us on 02074991581 to book a blood test or to consult a doctor about an existing condition.