Know your Blood Pressure - Health Awareness Day

More than 200 people took advantage of having their Blood Pressure checked when Rotarians manned a Stroke Awareness Stand in Pool Market on Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st.


 

Stroke Awareness Days - Pool Market - 21st & 22nd April 2013

More than 200 people took advantage of having their Blood Pressure checked when Rotarians manned a Stroke Awareness Stand in Pool Market on Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st.

 

High blood pressure is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Around 40% of all strokes could be prevented if people with undiagnosed high blood pressure were identified and treated. The Stroke Association advises that you have your blood pressure measured regularly to ensure you reduce your risk of stroke. 

 

High blood pressure often shows no symptoms. There is no way of knowing that you have high blood pressure apart from having it measured. Studies have shown that around four fifths of men and two thirds of women with high blood pressure are not being treated. 

 

A raised blood pressure reading on three separate occasions is usually taken as confirmation of high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes can bring blood pressure down to a normal level.

These include :-

    1    Stopping smoking

    2    Eating a healthy diet

    3    Drinking sensibly

    4    Taking regular exercise.

 

If lifestyle changes do not reduce blood pressure to within normal ranges and it is constantly above 140/90 mmHg, there are prescribed medications available that can reduce it. See your Doctor. 

 

Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. A stroke does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time in their life. Strokes are sudden and their consequences can be devastating.

 

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