Known as the "silent killer", high blood pressure rarely has
Around 30% of people in England have
high blood pressure but many don't know it. If left untreated, high blood
pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
The only way of knowing there is a
problem is to have your blood pressure measured.
All adults should have their blood
pressure checked at least every five years. If you haven’t had yours measured,
or you don’t know what your blood pressure reading is, ask your GP to check it
What is high blood
Blood pressure measures how strongly
blood presses against the walls of your arteries (large blood vessels) as it is
pumped around your body by your heart. If this pressure is too high it puts a
strain on your body and your heart, which makes it more likely that you will
suffer a heart attack, a stroke or kidney disease.
Contemporary evidence based
research, demonstrates that there is a role to be played in reducing essential,
primary and secondary hypertension for Ericksonian Hypnosis (Irina Holdevici
and Barbara Craciun 2012).
measurements, which make up your blood pressure are called the systolic and
diastolic readings. They are shown with the highest the systolic above the
lowest the diastolic conventionally it is one above the other and is measured in
mmhg (millimeters of mercury) as that is the element used in the original
important to know that your blood pressure is not static, it changes throughout
the day, and can go up and down depending upon what you are doing; emotional
state and your physical health.