High Blood Pressure – Do you know your numbers?

High Blood Pressure - The risksHigh Blood Pressure – Do you know your numbers?

Blood Pressure UK launches today Know Your Numbers Week to encourage us all to get our blood pressure checked regularly. Highlighting the health risks of high blood pressure, they quote:-
“High blood pressure is the biggest known cause of disability and premature death in the UK through stroke, heart attack and heart disease. One in three adults in the UK has high blood pressure and every day 350 people have a preventable stroke or heart attack caused by the condition”

Blood pressure is affected by lifestyle including being a healthy weight, exercising regularly, eating well including our 5 fruit and vegetables every day and watching our alcohol and salt consumption. The risks associated with high blood pressure are substantial and it makes good sense to spot rising blood pressure quickly to avoid the long-term consequences.

So what should our blood pressure measure?  Healthy blood pressure is normally 120/80mmHg or lower.
Why not start today and get your numbers checked? Lots of places around the country are offering free blood pressure checks including us.

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