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Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension
It is thought that one third of people in France have have high blood pressure ( hypertension ) and half of them don;t know they have it It’s referred to as the ‘silent killer’ as you have no symptoms but it increases the risk of you having a heart attack and having a stroke (being paralyzed).
Blood pressure is often checked by your doctor as an initial screening test. If there is any suspicion that it is high it is best to check it at home.
The first thing you need to buy is a machine. You can usually buy these at your chemist or from Amazon. The most important issue is to buy the right one. Don’t get one that goes round your wrist. They usually don’t work well . In terms of what to buy, in my experience most doctors tend to buy Omron , but they all work in a similar way. Here is a link to a UK site which has validated devices.
That depends. If it’s well controlled with the medicines you are on, you probably just need to do it every few months. If your doctor is altering your medicines you should monitor it more frequently until it is well controlled. If you’re somebody who thinks they will check it all the time,and it will make you worry it may not be a good idea to have a machine at home?
This depends on what other illnesses you have. For most people without diabetes or kidney disease, you should be aiming at less than 135/85 when at home.