Blood Pressure / Hypertension

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has the following leaflets:

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Blood Pressure Association

Formed to act as a forum for individuals whose lives are affected by blood pressure, drawing attention to the importance of high blood pressure and trying to ensure better detection, management and treatment. The BPA's aim is to try to help people to manage their blood pressure better themselves by providing information and support.

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Hypertension

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Hypertension in Pregnancy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Provide an advice line service for people in Scotland. Their website also has various booklets, audio tapes, videos and factsheets - including a booklet and audiotape on high blood pressure.

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Blood Pressure

Information from the British Heart Foundation.

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Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Information provided from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit.

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Malignant Hypertension

Information provided from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Renal Unit.

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High Blood Pressure

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Low Blood Pressure

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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High Blood Pressure

Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.

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BodyTalk

Online video from Dr Hilary Jones.

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British Hypertension Society

The British Hypertension Society provides a medical and scientific research forum to enable sharing of cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment.

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BloodPressure123.co.uk

This website allows users (for a fee) to SMS their blood pressure readings, as they take them, which are then recorded in a secure online database. Users can log in at any time to view detailed charts and reports on their blood pressure history, and print off charts
for their doctor.

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Blood pressure (high)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Blood pressure (low)

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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