blood pressure

From a Pumpkin into a Prince

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Is it worth reviewing our health periodically and getting things checked? We like to think so, and so do many of our patients. The patient in this video was shocked when I did his annual review a few months ago and found a couple of things that he was not happy about…….

Find out what they were, and what he did about it, in this short (90 seconds) video. He turned himself from a Pumpkin into a Prince!

Interestingly, research published earlier this year suggests that the effects of a medical health check can last for up to six years after the intervention. As might be expected, patients who attend for medical health checks tend to be healthier patients than those that do not, for reasons that are not fully understood at this stage.

Fitness or Pharmacy?

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If you need some inspiration to get yourself exercising in 2019, checkout this video discussing a new piece of research demonstrating that exercise can be as good as medication in reducing blood pressure. Wow! This is a ground-breaking piece of high quality research.

Andrew is also inspired to get into a new form of exercise: jump-rope. Exclusive new footage of him skipping in this video – and yes, he knows that you will mock him….Anyway, hope you had a Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019!

Here is the link to the research article in the BJSM:

Why are we interested in your blood pressure?

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When we see a patient for the first time, and when we do our annual reviews of our regular patients, one of the tests that we do is to measure the blood pressure. Have a look at this video and find out why we do this. There are things that we can all do to help control our blood pressure, and avoid taking medication. The evidence-based guidelines produced by the American Medical Association, and referred to in the video, can be found here .

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