24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
Selected Life pharmacies can provide a 24-hour blood pressure monitoring service. By measuring your blood pressure at regular intervals over 24 hours, you will get a clearer picture of how your blood pressure changes throughout the day. It is a more accurate reading of your blood pressure across 24 hours, instead of a single snapshot at a particular point in the day. Click here for more details.
How much does it cost?
- A member of your pharmacy team can carry out a once-off blood pressure check in our consultation room free of charge and advise you on your result.
- If you opt for our 24-hour blood pressure monitoring service, the cost is €60. Ask your pharmacy team if this is available in your pharmacy and to make an appointment.
How can your Life pharmacy team help if you have high blood pressure?
Your Life Pharmacy team can advise you on the following areas in order to help you to keep your blood pressure under control.
High blood pressure can often be successfully reduced and managed by making some lifestyle changes. These include changing your diet to include less salt and processed foods and increasing your intake of fruit, vegetables and healthy grains. Increasing physical activity is also a great way of reducing high blood pressure and improving your overall health and wellness.
Dispense and review your blood pressure medication
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to help control your blood pressure. Your Life pharmacist will talk to you about your medicines including how they work, potential side effects, what your dosage is and when is the best time to take them.
- WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
At Life Pharmacy we can measure your weight and height in order to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI). Maintaining a healthy BMI is important for healthy blood pressure and helps to prevent other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
- SMOKING CESSATION
Stopping smoking is one of the best changes that you can make in your journey towards better health, including lowering high blood pressure. We have many tools in-store to help your cravings when you stop smoking such as nicotine replacement patches, gums, inhalers, and lozenges. A member of your Life pharmacy team will be happy to assist you in any queries you may have to help you stop smoking.
You can book in for a 24 hour blood pressure monitoring service, in participating stores. To find your local Life Pharmacy click here