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Blood pressure check

Blood pressure check

What is blood pressure measurement?

To ensure your blood can reach and nourish your vital organs, your heart beats and pumps blood around your body. This creates a force within your circulation and this is measured as your blood pressure. High blood pressure is usually caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol, lack of exercise and being overweight. Your blood pressure can also be raised in diabetes and kidney disease. In some cases high blood pressure can also run in families.

What's included in a blood pressure check?

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We'll do a blood pressure check. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of Mercury (mmHg) and there are two measurements: Systolic pressure is when the heart pushes blood out. This is your top figure of your blood pressure measurement Diastolic pressure is when your heart rests in between beats. This is your bottom figure of your blood pressure test So, a blood pressure reading of 120/ 80 means a systolic pressure of 120 and a diastolic pressure of 80.

Blood pressure check

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Blood pressure check price

The cost of a private blood pressure check at our clinic is £20.

Blood pressure test results

You’ll receive your results at your appointment and a doctor reviewed report showing the value of normal blood pressure and whether your results are within this normal range. You’ll also receive personalised recommendations on how to stay healthy.

  • A normal blood pressure value should be between 90/60 mmHg and 120/80 mmHg

  • A high blood pressure value is 140/90 mmHg or above

Anything in between means that your blood pressure is higher than it should be, and therefore should be monitored regularly. You’ll also need to start leading a healthier lifestyle.

For a guide on how to measure your blood pressure, take a look at the excellent blood pressure UK site.

Dr Ravi Gowda

Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant physician or one of his highly trained clinical colleagues will be reading your blood pressure.

Who will be taking your blood pressure?
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1. Book an appointment online

Book and pay for your health check appointment online.

Attend your appointment

2. Attend your appointment 

Visit the clinic for your appointment and blood pressure check. 

Get your test results

3. Get your results

You’ll get your results at your appointment and you can view online.

How it works
We're a team of trained experts

Experts in Infectious Diseases, General and Travel Medicine

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Over 21 years of experience in Travel Health

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Cared for more than

10,000  patients

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Frequently asked questions
  • You can get your blood pressure checked at a private clinic like Health Klinix, or alternatively you can see your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

  • As you will only be attending for a blood pressure measurement, it will be quick, just 10 minutes.

  • No, but you’ll need to be relaxed at the time of your appointment so please attend your appointment with plenty of time to spare. You’ll also need to avoid exercise, alcohol, smoking, medication, eating, or taking caffeine for 30 minutes before your appointment, as all of these can raise your blood pressure.

  • Yes, you can eat and drink before but it's best to avoid food and caffeinated drinks for at least 30 minutes before your blood pressure check.

  • You'll be given a result immediately but also have access to your blood pressure measurement through our secure client portal.

  • Any results outside the normal range are reviewed by our doctors and discussed with you and we may ask you to contact your GP for further assessment.

  • Many people with high blood pressure don't have any symptoms and yet it can lead to long-term health conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. Untreated high blood pressure can also damage your kidneys and eyes. It's therefore vital that you should have your blood pressure checked regularly.

  • Everyone should get their blood pressure checked regularly, even if they feel healthy. Other reasons to have your blood pressure checked would include a family history of high blood pressure, you have diabetes or you're experiencing the symptoms below:

    • Headaches

    • Blurred vision

    • Chest pain

    • Shortness of breath


Dr Ravi Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine


Caitlin Lancaster, BSc


Blood Pressure UK

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