High Blood Pressure

This page is designed to help you navigate the choices available and direct you towards the quickest and easiest way of getting help. Please select option that closely matches your need today. If you are having trouble finding an appropriate option, please call the practice reception.
0191-300-9631 / 0191 513 0884

I want to send my reading to the Surgery

Please use eConsult and submit your readings to the surgery and the doctor will contact you if further discussion is needed
eConsult

High Blood Pressure

Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it
Follow this link to launch the NHS Symptom Checker,  find out the next steps, who to speak to, the best options to progress and how to make an appointment with the appropriate clinical care team
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Is it an Emergency?

Always call 999 for an emergency situation

Call 999

If you are in any doubt, suffering chest pains or serious risk to life, then call 999 immediately. Do not wait to ask the surgery or send emails or contacts through this portal.

Monitor your blood pressure at home

Here you can find resources for home monitoring, see our simple steps to get an accurate reading and make the most out of home monitoring. Plus, read more about why home monitoring can be helpful and how to choose a monitor.

The first step to managing your blood pressure is to Know Your Numbers! Watch the video provided by Blood Pressure UK to see how to measure your blood pressure at home and use our tips and resources below to check your own blood pressure at home.

Living with High Blood Pressure

How can lifestyle changes help lower blood pressure?

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Tips to control your blood pressure better

  • Regular physical activity, aim for 30 mins/day for five days a week
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Reduce excess consumption of caffeine based drinks, limit to 1-2 cups max/day
  • Keep salt to a minimum – average of no more than 5 grams a day (one small tea spoon)
  • Limit alcohol to less than 14 units/week
  • Avoid smoking