The Power of Blood Pressure Tests and ECGs in Monitoring Heart Health
Blood Pressure Tests and ECG Screening in Leicestershire
At Mistrys Pharmacy, we understand the significance of these diagnostic tests in safeguarding your heart health. Join us as we explore the benefits of blood pressure tests and ECGs and why Mistrys Pharmacy is your go-to destination for comprehensive cardiovascular assessments.
What is High Blood Pressure?
Also known as Hypertension, is often known as the ‘silent killer’ because most people show no symptoms. In England, more than 1 in 4 adults have high blood pressure. If untreated, it can raise the risk of kidney disease, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases. According to recent data, it has been linked to more than 8.5 million fatalities globally and its prevalence has doubled to 1.2 billion over the past 30 years.
The Importance of Blood Pressure Checks
Blood vessel damage brought on by hypertension can result in heart disease and strokes. Heart attacks, kidney disease, diabetes, dementia, and vision problems are all significantly increased by it. Testing is crucial because, since there are no symptoms, many people don’t realise they have high blood pressure until they’ve experienced one of these potentially fatal issues.
Risk Factors and Treatment
Lifestyle factors include:
- Lack of exercise
- Being overweight
- Drinking excessively
- High levels of stress
By addressing these risk factors, as well as by making dietary and lifestyle changes, hypertension can often be managed. But occasionally, altering one’s way of life won’t be enough, requiring the use of medication. The earlier hypertension is treated, as with most illnesses, the better the results and the less likely there is to be long-term damage.
What is ECG Screening?
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a quick test that can be used to examine the electrical activity and rhythm of your heart. A medical professional with the necessary training can perform the test at your GP’s office, a clinic, or a hospital.
ECG tests can help to detect:
How is it done?
Sensors are attached to the skin and are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats.
A machine records these signals, and a doctor examines them to determine whether they are unusual.
Any doctor, including your general practitioner, who suspects you may have a heart condition may request an ECG, including a cardiologist.
How We Can Help with Blood Pressure Tests and ECG
At Mistrys Pharmacy, we prioritise your heart health. With our state-of-the-art facilities and experienced professionals, we offer reliable and accurate blood pressure tests and ECG screenings. Discover personalised care, expertise and convenience that makes us the trusted choice for your cardiovascular assessments.
This blog post was written on behalf of Mistrys Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.