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An enormous challenge for global health services

November 15, 2018

Here at NPH Life we’re passionate about getting to know you and to understand your personal health & wellbeing aims. We’re also interested in screening for health conditions which you might have but cause you no symptoms. We’re fully behind the concept that health not being merely the absence of ill-health but is the active identification of hidden or forgotten issues which, if addressed, can lead to a longer, higher quality life.

High blood pressure (hypertension) is an enormous challenge for global health services. In the UK alone, Public Health England estimates that 5.6 million people are living with undiagnosed, untreated hypertension*. Could you be one of those people? Have you discussed your blood pressure with a healthcare professional in the last 2-3 years?

If you are, you are not necessarily staring at the need for lifelong medication. It may be that, with personalised adaptations to food and alcohol intake, exercise and weight management, you can reduce your blood pressure without medication.  However, we may get to a point where medication is unavoidable. If that happens, our Doctors have been managing hypertension for years and will help guide you to a medication regime which is right for your lifestyle.

So, why hold off getting checked any longer? Call the team on 0191 605 3140 and book an appointment with one of our highly skilled, approachable and professional Doctors.

*Hypertension prevalence estimates in England

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Dr Matt Thomas // Executive Director

Following postgraduate training in the central Newcastle hospitals, Matt joined the Northumbria Training Scheme for General Practice. He completed his training at Ponteland Medical Group in 2004 and continues there as an NHS GP. He was a co-founder of Newcastle Premier Health and is passionate about delivering high quality healthcare to individuals in order to improve their quality of life both at home and in their workplace.

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