qianshanwanshui blog
‘Monitoring and lifestyle factors crucial in prevention of hypertension’, says Lifeclinic « PRImage

‘Monitoring and lifestyle factors crucial in prevention of hypertension’, says Lifeclinic



A new research study published online in the British Medical Journal has concluded that everyone aged over 55 should be given medicines to lower their blood pressure, regardless of whether or not they have high blood pressure.


Responding to this latest research study, Phil Claxton, President of Lifeclinic International, Inc, the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of automated blood pressure monitors and health testing stations, comments:

“Many medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, can be affected by lifestyle, and the close monitoring of vital signs is crucial to identify problems and their response to changes in lifestyle.  Hypertension has no outward symptoms, so getting your blood pressure reading checked regularly is the only way to know if you are at risk.  While prevention is better than cure, there are also other proven ways to prevent high blood pressure – such as healthy eating and regular exercise – which have other health benefits too. It is important that the over 55’s are aware of the role of a healthy lifestyle in lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke. Your diet, exercise levels and weight have a real effect on your blood pressure – and Lifeclinic is concerned that there is a risk that these important lifestyle factors could be overlooked in favour of ‘popping a pill’.

He adds:

Our business is about providing state-of-the-art technology and solutions that enable individuals to become proactive in managing their own health. We will be launching the Lifeclinic brand in the U.K. later this year –and we are looking forward to working with the NHS, community pharmacists, and the Blood Pressure Association to help raise public awareness of the value of having their blood pressure checked to see if they are at risk of hypertension.  We regard this as a high priority for our company, because uncontrolled high blood pressure is like a hidden time bomb which can cause stroke, heart attack and heart failure.”

PRimage comment:

16 million adults in the UK have high blood pressure (that’s one in three) – but more than five million don’t know it because the condition has no obvious symptoms.  PRimage client, Lifeclinic International, Inc, intends to play an active role in raising awareness of the condition, and by providing biometric testing health stations in community pharmacies and a diverse range of easily accessible locations around the country.

Lifeclinic is the world’s largest supplier of commercial, automated, blood pressure monitors and health stations.  Their commercial automatic blood pressure monitors can be found in over 25,000 pharmacies and 5,000 worksites, medical clinics and health clubs in the U.S. – and are used more than 1,000,000 times a day. The health management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their healthcare and provide corporate management with tools to help reduce costs while improving the health of individual employees.

Lifeclinic plans to launch its range of biometric health stations in the UK later this year. Lifeclinic health stations provide cost-effective tools to fight the hypertension and obesity epidemic.

To find out more about the Lifeclinic brand, please visit the company web site: www.lifeclinic.com – or email p.claxton@lifeclinic.com  For more information about the prevention and treatment of hypertension, visit the Blood Pressure Association web site: www.bpassoc.org.uk  

Leave a Reply