Blood Pressure Monitoring

Clarecastle Pharmacy offers our clients the very best Blood Pressure Monitoring services.

Blood Pressure Monitoring

It's essential to regularly check your blood pressure to make sure it's within the normal range. Blood pressure is measured by monitoring how strongly blood presses against the arteries as it's pumped around a body. Blood pressure is calculated by looking at two factors.


Systolic Pressure: This is the measurement of blood as it has been squeezed from the heart through the arteries.


Diastolic Pressure: This is when blood is flowing back into the heart.


Typically, a normal range for blood pressure is around 20 (systolic) and over 80 (diastolic) mmHg.


If a person’s blood pressure is higher than the above number, it’s essential to keep a close eye on your blood pressure.

To schedule a blood pressure test, please call our pharmacy today.

What are the possible health effects of high blood pressure?

Heart Disease: Hypertension is a significant risk factor for heart disease. 

Stroke: High blood pressure is a leading cause of strokes. It can damage blood vessels in the brain, increasing the risk of a stroke.

Kidney Damage: Hypertension can damage the blood vessels in the kidneys, leading to kidney disease or kidney failure.

Vision Impairment: Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the eyes, leading to vision problems and, in severe cases, blindness.

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Hypertension can contribute to developing PAD, a condition where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the limbs, usually the legs.

Aneurysms: Over time, the increased pressure of blood flowing through weakened arteries can cause them to form bulges (aneurysms). 

Cognitive Impairment: Chronic high blood pressure has been linked to cognitive decline and an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.

Sexual Dysfunction: Hypertension can contribute to sexual dysfunction in both men and women.

When you need blood pressure monitoring, contact our experts today.