Get a free blood pres­sure test at Lloyds Phar­macy

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

THE team at Lloyds Phar­macy on Es­monde Street in Gorey last week held a Heart Health Day in store, one of its quar­terly blood pres­sure mea­sure­ment days.

While the day placed fo­cus on the blood pres­sure screen­ing drive, Lloyds Gorey phar­ma­cist Peter Conry ex­plained that free test­ing is avail­able in store at any time.

‘The blood pres­sure test takes just five minutes,’ he said, adding that con­sul­ta­tions can last a lit­tle longer if peo­ple have spe­cific health re­lated ques­tions. The test is car­ried out in the con­sul­ta­tion room, a pri­vate space away from the pub­lic area.

‘Ide­ally peo­ple will roll up their sleeve so we can do the test, but we can do it through a thin layer of cloth­ing,’ he said. ‘We do a few read­ings just to be sure.’

‘We also ad­vise peo­ple to be as fit as they can be and to eat well,’ he said. BMI screen­ings are also avail­able at no charge.

If a blood pres­sure test re­veals any cause for con­cern, re­fer­rals are then made to the GP.

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