What is Blood Pressure?

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that affects the body's arteries. This occurs when the pressure in your blood vessels is too high (140/90 mmHg or higher).

Please have a look at the videos below if you would like more information about hypertension (high blood pressure). 

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How and where can I check my blood pressure across Hillingdon?

You can get your blood pressure tested at a number of places, including:

Watch the following NHS England video which has more information about the community pharmacy blood pressure service:


Blood pressure devices for home use
If you want to check your blood pressure regularly at home, you can buy a digital blood pressure machineBuy approved Blood Pressure Monitors | British Heart Foundation (bhf.org.uk). Choose a machine that measures your blood pressure at your upper arm, not your wrist or finger.

Watch the following video from the British Heart Foundation on how to measure your own blood pressure:

To find out more information about how to choose a blood pressure monitor for use at home, please see the following resources:


Here are some posters on Blood Pressure & how your can monitor this 

Here are some posters on high blood pressure: