HOUSE VISITS

In February we undertook 203 house visits. This is four times as many as other local practices of a similar size. House visits take a substantial amount of doctor time.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not fixed and depends on your individual circumstances. However, most doctors agree that the ideal blood pressure for a physically healthy person is around 120/80mmHg. A normal blood pressure reading is classed as less than 130/80mmHg.