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When and how often should I check my blood pressure?

According to Guidelines by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, BP should be measured in all adults from 18 years of age (A) at least every two years. BP should be interpreted in the context of an absolute CVD risk assessment after 45 years of age (35 years of age for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension’s effects on your body

High blood pressure may cause:

  • Damage to your arteries

  • Damage to your heart

  • Damage to your brain

  • Damage to your kidneys

  • Damage to your eyes

  • Sexual dysfunction

 

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