Blood pressure

What is blood pressure?

This guide discusses all things to do with high blood pressure but we have included a short overview about blood pressure.


It may help to understand about what your blood pressure is and how it works. This will enable you to see how important it is to our everyday existence and why it needs to be looked after. Plus, having some background knowledge about blood pressure (as well as high blood pressure) can be useful when discussing this with your GP or other healthcare professional. At the very least, you will understand what those medical terms are.

So what does this section contain? It contains information about what blood pressure and the vital role it performs, which is necessary to sustain life.

Find out more in our about blood pressure section.

If you have ever wondered what those blood pressure readings mean or the terms ‘systolic’and ‘diastolic’ refer to then have a look at our blood pressure readings section. Finally, we have included a short section about low blood pressure. Low blood pressure is less common than high blood pressure and much less of a problem but it can be the sign of an underlying condition. If you want to know more about this then visit our low blood pressure section.

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