There are usually no symptoms linked with high blood pressure. Most people will find out they have high blood pressure after having a blood pressure check with a pharmacist or GP.
If you get coronavirus, you’re more likely to become seriously ill if you have high blood pressure, another heart condition or a condition relating to how blood circulates through the body, compared to someone who doesn’t have any health problems.
Find out more about coronavirus, including symptoms and advice for people who are at higher risk, on the NHS website.
Gill Stone MRPharmS
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