Know your number, save a life

Graham had his blood pressure checked as part of Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Number! Week’ which might save their life.

Graham said: “There are eight million people in the UK that are living with high blood pressure but not being treated for it – both young and old – putting them at risk of stroke and heart attacks .

“Statistics from Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week last year found that 11% of 16-24 year olds and 17% of 25-34 year olds had high blood pressure and around a quarter of all younger men had a high normal blood pressure.

 “16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure, but worryingly only half of them are aware of this and are being treated. These ‘missing millions’ are a ticking time bomb; putting themselves at high risk of having a stroke or a heart attack. 

“However, luckily, if detected high blood pressure can be successfully managed and returned to a healthy level which is why I am are urging people of all ages to go along to get to know their numbers.”

For further information on Blood Pressure UK and Know Your Numbers Week, go to:

www.bloodpressureuk.org/kyn/Home/AboutKYN  

To find your nearest check visit:

www.bloodpressureuk.org/kyn/Home/Freebpchecks/Findfreecheck