Staff News

We are pleased to welcome two GP colleagues to Dedridge Medical Group. Dr Satwant Panesar is our new GP Partner, and Dr Joel Homfray joins us as a Salaried GP.

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure (hypertension)

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is usually defined as having a sustained blood pressure of 140/90mmHg or above. The line between normal and raised blood pressure is not fixed and depends on your individual circumstances. However, most doctors agree that the ideal blood pressure for a physically healthy person is around 120/80mmHg. A normal blood pressure reading is classed as less than 130/80mmHg.