BLOOD PRESSURE
MEASUREMENT

LIFE’S PRESSURES

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High blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it’s important to check regularly.
At Reens we offer a FREE blood pressure measurement service and stroke risk detection using Microlife Monitors.
The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack or stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and poor circulation in your legs.
We also fit and hire out 24 hour blood pressure monitors for €40 per day that come with a printed report on return for your GP.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it’s important to check regularly. At Reens we offer a FREE blood pressure measurement service and stroke risk detection using Microlife Monitors. We also fit and hire out 24 hour blood pressure monitors for €40 per day that come with a printed report on return for your GP.

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8 WAYS YOUR REENS LIFE PHARMACIST CAN HELP IF YOU HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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1 – FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

Firstly, our Life pharmacists are on hand daily to check your blood pressure and inform you about your personal wellbeing. Having your blood pressure checked regularly and identifying anything of concern is the first step in treating high blood pressure. Book an appointment now.

2 – 24 HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS

For those who need a 24 hour blood pressure monitor we fit and hire them out for €40 per day. We fit them in the Consultation Room and provide a print out with the results on return for your doctor. Check out the 24 hour blood pressure section below for more details.

3 – LIFESTYLE
ANALYSIS

If you wish to get advice on how you can lower your blood pressure, through changes in lifestyle, please schedule a free consultation with a Reens Life Pharmacist. We can provide tips on how to reduce your alcohol intake and consumption of cigarettes.

4 – SUPPLEMENTAL & MEDICATIONS ADVICE

Taking supplements and medication has been proven as the most effective way to treat high blood pressure. We can provide you with a medicines review to help you take the right doses at the right time and inform you on any possible side effects.

5 – NUTRITIONAL
ADVICE

Your Reens Life Pharmacist can provide you with free advice on how changes in diet and exercise can reduce blood pressure and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

6 – SMOKING
CESSATION

Quitting Smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and our pharmacists can help you do this. Click here to open our Stop Smoking Advice page. 

7 – GP
REFERRAL 

Our pharmacists can refer you to a local doctor in Millstreet for further examination if you are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure could be the first sign of an unhealthy heart.

8 – REPEAT
PRESCRIPTION

Once suitable medications have been determined to best fit your medical needs, we can have prescriptions ready in advance to save you time upon collection. Click here to open our Prescription Ready To Collect page.

BLOOD PRESSURE
FACTS AND FIGURES

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It’s important to know your blood pressure numbers. 
Here we explain the different levels and what they mean for your health. 
You especially need to monitor your BP if you are in the high risk group list below.

LOW

90

60

Hypotension is the medical term used to describe low blood pressure.

For the most part, low blood pressure in healthy individuals is not concerning.

This is not true for elderly people as hypotension could signify inadequate blood flow to vital organs.

A sudden drop in blood pressure in people of all ages could also be dangerous, as the body may not recover from initial shock.

Low blood pressures average 90/60.

NORMAL

120

80

Blood pressure is presented as a two number pressure with;

SYSTOLIC PRESSURE:
Pressure of blood when your heart pushes blood out over

DIASTOLIC PRESSURE:
Pressure of blood when your heart rests between beats.

The pressure units involved in this reading are millimetres of mercury or mmHg.

A normal blood pressure reading averages 120/80.

HIGH

140

90

Hypertension is the medical term used to describe high blood pressure.

It affects about 40% of people in Ireland.

If left untreated, hypertension can lead to heart attack, stroke vascular disease and kidney failure.

According to the Irish Heart Foundation, 10,000 people a year die from cardiovascular disease in Ireland, which is induced by high blood pressure.

High blood pressure measurements average 140/90 over more than one reading.

BLOOD PRESSURE
HIGH RISK GROUP

You may be at risk if:

  • You are over the age of 40
  • You are overweight (a BMI of 25 or higher)
  • You have a family history of high blood pressure
  • You have a diet high in salt and/or low in fresh fruit and vegetables
  • You have a high alcohol intake
  • You are a smoker
  • You do not take 30 minutes of physical activity daily

PURCHASE A HOME 
BP MONITOR AT REENS

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If you need to monitor your blood pressure regularly you can choose between the basic and advanced monitors that we stock.
If you have any difficulty in choosing which one is best suited to you just drop in and we can help. 

Microlife Blood Pressure Monitor BP A1 Easy

€39.99

A1 Easy is the smallest and easiest to use automated upper arm blood pressure monitor in the Microlife range.
The one-button operation enables an efficient and convenient operation, even when travelling.

Small, user friendly:
A1 EASY is a small and easy to use automated BP Monitor

Single touch:
One button operation

PAD Technology:
checks for irregular heartbeat

Added extra’s:
Storage pouch and BP diary

On screen indicators:
Low battery
Arm movement

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Data memory:
1 reading

Dimensions:
146 x 65 x 46 mm

Weight:
317g (including batteries)

Voltage source:
4 x 1.5 V alkaline batteries; size AA or mains adapter DC 6V, 600 mA (optional)

Measuring range:
20 – 280 mmHg (blood pressure)
40 – 200 beats per minute (pulse)

Microlife Blood Pressure Monitor BP A6 PC

€99

The A6 PC is equipped with AFIB technology –
the world’s number one atrial fibrillation (AF) detection system while taking blood pressure measurements at home.
The blood pressure data can be uploaded via USB (cable included) to a computer, which helps to easily track,
analyse and understand the health condition by using Microlife’s free BPA software.

AFIB detection:
Atrial fibrillation (the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a major risk factor of stroke) detection for stroke prevention

MAM technology:
MAM (Microlife Average Mode) performs 3 measurements in a row with 1 click as recommended by doctors

Added extra’s:
Storage pouch and BP diary
USB Cable
Batteries
Power adapter

On screen indicators:
Traffic light (quick evaluation)
Low battery
Cuff check

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Data memory:
2 users + 99 data readings

Dimensions:
160 x 80 x 32 mm

Weight:
354g (including batteries)

Voltage source:
4 x 1.5 V alkaline batteries; size AA or mains adapter DC 6V, 600 mA (optional)

Measuring range:
20 – 280 mmHg (blood pressure)
40 – 200 beats per minute (pulse)

Functions:
Memory average
Adjustable date and time

HERE WE HAVE A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF THE €99 BP A6

HIRE REENS 24 HOUR
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

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A 24 hour blood pressure (BP) monitor is worn for a full day.
It is necessary when your doctor wants to get a report on your BP over an extended period.
At Reens we fit you with such a monitor and provide a report for your GP when you return it. 

HOW DOES REENS 24 HOURS SERVICE WORK?

Appointment
Fitting
Readings
Return
Results
Report

1

APPOINTMENT

Click here to book an appointment, contact us by phone or drop in and say you wish to hire a 24 hour blood pressure monitor. The cost is €40.

2

FITTING

A lightweight monitor is then fitted to your waist in our private Consultation Room. The monitor is connected to a cuff on your arm for 24 hours

3

READINGS

A reading is taken at regular intervals (20 – 60 minutes apart) throughout the day. We can set the longer intervals for during the night when you are asleep. 

4

RETURN

You return to Reens Pharmacy after 24 hours and a pharmacist will remove the device and download the results in seconds, giving you a report with your results

5

RESULTS

The results are explained to you, with a graph clearly showing how your blood pressure changed throughout the day

6

REPORT

The report generated allows your doctor to review your results as they were recorded throughout the day

WHY IS THE 24 HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE
MONITOR SERVICE SO IMPORTANT?

  1. Night Time
  2. White Coat Hypertension
  3. Masked Hypertension

1

Only a 24-hour blood pressure reading can evaluate Night Time Blood Pressure. Those with raised night-time blood pressure are at a higher risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.

2

The 24 hour blood pressure reading can identify people with White Coat Hypertension, this happens when BP shows a temporary rise in a doctor’s surgery (if you are nervous). These people may be misdiagnosed and put on a lifetime of unnecessary treatment.

3

The 24 hour blood pressure monitoring can identify people with Masked Hypertension. This is the reverse Of White-Coat hypertension, in that patients have normal blood pressure in a doctor’s Surgery but Over a 24 hour period it is elevated.

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PEOPLE WHO BOOK ARE 12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THROUGH.

“Around 30-40% of people in Ireland have high blood pressure but many don’t know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack, stroke vascular disease and kidney failure. The only way of knowing there is a problem is to have your blood pressure measured.”
(HSE Website, Treating High Blood Pressure)

If you would like to have your blood pressure checked then you should book a free blood pressure measurement appointment with us in Reens Millstreet.

It’s free so make an appointment right here in under 30 seconds.
DON’T DELAY, BOOK TODAY! 

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HSE BLOOD PRESSURE WEBSITE

Click the image below to visit the excellent HSE website blood pressure page. 
It clearly explains high blood pressure, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION
WEBSITE

Click the image below to visit the Irish Heart Website for lots of useful information on heart disease, stroke, cpr and events. They also have Live Chat.
Or call their helpline on 1800 25 25 50

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FOR YOU

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BLOOD
GLUCOSE

DIABETES

BLOOD GLUCOSE

A blood glucose test is one of the main components in the diagnosis of Diabetes. We can quickly and painlessly measure your levels with on the spot results.
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QUIT
SMOKING

GET HELP

QUIT SMOKING

ASK OUR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE & SUPPORT AS YOU TRY TO QUIT. GETTING SUPPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS. THERE ARE LOTS OF PRODUCTS TO HELP.
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CONTRACEPTION

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LOSS

NEW WEIGH

WEIGHT LOSS

NewWeigh involves the use of nutrient complete formula. A total food replacement product, developed in Britain by qualified nutritionists and experts in weight management.
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BLOOD
PRESSURE

FREE TEST

BLOOD PRESSURE TEST

SIMPLY CALL INTO US TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. OUR MICROLIFE MONITORS CAN DETECT STROKE RISK TOO. WE ALSO HIRE OUT 24hr MONITORS.
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READY 2 COLLECT

NO MORE WAITING

TEXT & COLLECT

NO MORE WAITING. HAVE YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION PREPARED IN ADVANCE READY FOR YOU TO COLLECT. REMINDER TEXT SENT TO YOUR PHONE EACH MONTH.
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TABLET
DAILY PACKS

ORGANISED BY DAY

TABLETS BY DAY

WE SORT YOUR PRESCRIPTION TABLETS FOR YOU INTO A PACK THAT DIVIDES THEM BY TIME OF DAY AND DAY OF WEEK. FREE OF CHARGE. NEVER FORGET A TABLET AGAIN.
OPEN PAGE

PHARMACIST
CONSULTATION

JUST ASK

CONSULTATON ROOM

A PRIVATE ROOM LOCATED BESIDE THE CHECKOUT. ASK IN STORE TO SEE THE PHARMACIST AND REQUEST ANY ADVICE YOU MAY NEED.
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PHARMACIST
ONLINE

SUBMIT A QUESTION

PRIVATE QUESTION

WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS IN PERSON. SO WE HAVE SET UP AN ONLINE FORM WHERE YOU CAN ASK US ANY QUESTION USING JUST AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
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ASTHMA CARE
SERVICES

INHALER TECHNIQUE

ASTHMA CARE

FOR CUSTOMERS WITH ASTHMA WE DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE A SPACE DIVIDER WITH OUR INHALER TECHNIQUE DEMO FOR KIDS AND THOSE WITH REDUCED LUNG CAPACITY.
OPEN PAGE

BLOOD
GLUCOSE

DIABETES

BLOOD GLUCOSE

A blood glucose test is one of the main components in the diagnosis of Diabetes. We can quickly and painlessly measure your levels with on the spot results.
OPEN PAGE

QUIT
SMOKING

GET HELP

QUIT SMOKING

ASK OUR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE & SUPPORT AS YOU TRY TO QUIT. GETTING SUPPORT MORE THAN DOUBLES YOUR CHANCE OF SUCCESS. THERE ARE LOTS OF PRODUCTS TO HELP.
OPEN PAGE

PHOTO
PRINTING

PRINT IN-STORE

PHOTO PRINTING

PRINT DIGITAL IMAGES IN STORE. ALL SIZES, FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, YOUR PHONE OR ANY STORAGE DEVICE. CREATE CALENDARS, PHOTO BOOKS, GREETING CARDS. DIY OR ASK FOR ASSISTANCE, MAKE MEMORIES LAST.
OPEN PAGE

FLU
VACCINATION

PREVENTION

FLU VACCINATION

WE PROVIDE THE ANNUAL FLU VACCINATION SERVICE. ASK ONE OF OUR PHARMACISTS IF THE VACCINE IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.
OPEN PAGE

EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTION

NO PRESCRIPTION

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL

ASK TO SEE A PHARMACIST IN OUR PRIVATE CONSULTATION ROOM. NO GP VISIT NECESSARY. AVAILABLE IN-STORE AFTER BRIEF QUESTIONNAIRE. FREE FOR MEDICAL CARD HOLDERS.
OPEN PAGE

WEIGHT
LOSS

NEW WEIGH

WEIGHT LOSS

NewWeigh involves the use of nutrient complete formula. A total food replacement product, developed in Britain by qualified nutritionists and experts in weight management.
OPEN PAGE

BLOOD
PRESSURE

FREE TEST

BLOOD PRESSURE TEST

SIMPLY CALL INTO US TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. OUR MICROLIFE MONITORS CAN DETECT STROKE RISK TOO. WE ALSO HIRE OUT 24hr MONITORS.
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