All Burke’s pharmacies offer a blood pressure monitoring service. One of our trained consultants will give you the results within minutes and will also explain the results in simple words you understand.


High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure can also damage the eyes and the kidneys. In most cases, hypertension is what is known as a “silent disease” i.e. it will produce no symptoms even while it is damaging the body. This is why it is important to have your blood pressure checked periodically even if you feel fine.


Checking your blood pressure is a quick and painless procedure. A cuff is wrapped around the upper arm and this cuff is then inflated and slowly deflated, allowing your blood pressure to be read. Your pharmacist or one of our trained consultants will then be able to tell you if your blood pressure is normal or if further action needs to be taken. You will also receive advice on how you may help to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.


Just ask one of our specially trained consultants at your local Burke’s pharmacy stores for more details.


This test is available in all Burkes Pharmacies.