About This Site

The information provided on this site is intended to help people understand more about blood pressure and how it can affect health. It was originally written by fully qualified medical team that specialised in Hypertension and formed the support services of the Blood Pressure Association

Focusing on the importance of measuring blood pressure properly with accurate machines to determine whether the readings are high and suggesting changes in lifestyle and diet that will help lower blood pressure.

Acknowledgements for information and support – recommended sites.

Blood Pressure Association (Blood Pressure UK)
A fundamental part of their work is to draw attention to the need to improve detection, management and treatment of high blood pressure. The BPA are represented on Government committees to improve the management of people with high blood pressure and to extend and update the standards used to measure the accuracy of blood pressure monitors available to the general consumer.

The Blood Pressure Association was headed by Graham MacGregor  professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London

Professor MacGregor continues to support Blood Pressure UK as a Trustee and has served as the President of the The British Hypertension Society

The British Hypertension Society provides a medical and scientific research forum to enable sharing of cutting edge research in order to understand the origin of high blood pressure and improve its treatment. As part of our increasing engagement in improving blood pressure measurement we are now undertaking active validation of new blood pressure devices for the measurement of blood pressure.

Both of the above are charitable non-profit organisations that rely on both corporate and individual donations. To support the BPA you can donate using your credit card or set up a standing order.

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