A blood pressure check is recommended at least once every five years. If you are found to have a high blood pressure, you will be asked to attend for a further check, given advice and possibly, if required, commenced on treatment.
One of the complications of a high blood pressure is suffering a stroke. Many people each year suffer a stroke through not taking treatment that is prescribed for high blood pressure, even if you feel well it is absolutely vital that you continue with the treatment.
Likewise, if you feel that the treatment you are on is making you feel unwell, please do not just stop taking it, speak to one of the doctors who will be able to find more suitable alternative.
Remember – a high blood pressure is often silent without any symptoms, you may not know that you have high blood pressure until it is too late – to avoid complications have yours checked regularly!