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Norfolk: Check your blood pressure

1 in 6 adults in Norfolk don’t know they have high blood pressure.  Are you one of them?

High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms and left untreated can lead to strokes, heart attacks and other serious diseases.

Knowing your blood pressure is important.  Following the success our 2018 Public Health campaign we are again raising awareness of the risks of high blood pressure and asking any Norfolk residents who have not had their blood pressure reading taken in the last five years to ‘Get Checked’ in a local participating pharmacy.

The NHS have currently commissioned a number of pharmacies in Norwich and Great Yarmouth to carry out free checks as part of the campaign, a list of which can be found below with more being added across the rest of the county in the coming weeks.

Regardless of where you live many pharmacies continue to offer free BP checks or will check your blood pressure for you as part of a wider health MOT so pop along to your local pharmacy and ask if they offer this service to get your blood pressure checked now!

Your blood pressure reading

Check what the figures from your Blood Pressure reading mean for your health with this useful online tool from the NHS

What do I do if I have high blood pressure?

You should be advised about making some simple lifestyle changes, or be prescribed medication by your GP, but usually it's easy to treat.

There isn’t always an explanation for the cause of high blood pressure, but these can play a part:

And by dealing with it now, you can avoid much more serious issues later on in life.

Even if you don't have high blood pressure, making some simple lifestyle changes like being more active or not drinking too much alcohol may help prevent you developing it in the future.

You can find more information about high blood pressure and how it's treated at the British Heart Foundation website.

Look after your health

There are lots of ways you can check and assess your health

Participating Pharmacies

  • Hurn Chemist 
    143 Unthank Road 
    Norwich 
    NR2 2PE
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    2 Mandela Close Oak Street
    Norwich
    NR3 3BA
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    22 West End Street, 
    Norwich
    NR2 4JJ
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
    In-Store J Sainsbury
    1 Brazen Gate
    Off Queens Road
    Norwich 
    NR1 3RX
  • Morrisons Pharmacy
    4 Albion Way
    Riverside
    Norwich
    NR11WU
 
  • Well Pharmacy 
    Day Lewis Ltd
    147 Lawn Avenue
    Great Yarmouth
    Norfolk
    NR30 1QP    
  • Greyfriars Pharmacy
    5 Greyfriars Way
    Great Yarmouth
    NR30 2QE    
  • Town Pharmacy 
    171 Kings Street
    Great Yarmouth
    NR30 2PA
  • Alexandra Road Surgery
    Alexandra Road
    Lowestoft
    NR32 1LX
  • Hayden’s 
    Victoria Surgery
    82 Victoria Road
    Oulton Broad
    NR33 9LU

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