Dr Tom: Why taking your blood pressure is so important

There are many other causes of elevated or low blood pressure such as obesity, tumours and hormonal problems to name a few. Just like the warning light coming on in your car, abnormal blood pressure can be the warning light of impending doom. You can always get a new car but a new brain is harder to reorganise and new kidneys, eyes and other organs are to be protected. So, get it measured, if it’s abnormal make the necessary lifestyle changes and, if required, take the necessary pills. 

Ignoring your blood pressure can impact your wellbeing, so get on top of it before it gets on top of you. 

 – Stuff