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24 Hour Blood Pressure and quick BP Tests

High or low blood pressure can have an affect on your general health.

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Blood pressure shows the amount of work that your heart has to do to pump blood around the body. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) causes silent damage to the blood vessels and the heart. If untreated this damage progresses over time and may result in stroke or heart attack.

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get it measured. Most people with high blood pressure will feel fine and not notice any symptoms. Your blood pressure should always be viewed in combination with your other risk factors, such as smoking, being over weight having raided cholesterol or diabetes.

Following the test, our pharmacists will advise you on the best life changes to enact to better control your blood pressure.
Better still we can measure your blood pressure over a 24 hour period.

24-hour or ‘ambulatory’ blood pressure monitoring requires you to wear a special monitor for a 24 hour period.

This monitor takes readings at set intervals during the 24 hours.  This service monitors changes to your blood pressure more accurately throughout the day and night. It also helps to eliminate the ‘white-coat phenomenon’.  This occurs when a person’s blood pressure is known to rise due to the stress of attending a Doctor.  Many Doctors use 24-hour monitoring before deciding whether you need to be started on medication to lower your blood pressure, or whether your medication needs to be changed.

We will fit the device in-store and remove it the following day. You will be provided with a detailed report showing the changes in your blood pressure over the 24-hour period. This report can then be brought to your GP.


Get your blood pressure checked at McElwee Pharmacies today.
For 24 hour monitoring call 057 8624255 or email info@mcelweepharmacy.ie for more information



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