High blood pressure affects one in three adults and it is important to be aware of what causes it and how you can reduce it.
As many as five million people are undiagnosed with high blood pressure in the UK.
High blood pressure causes strain on your blood vessels, which can lead to the narrowing of the vessels, blood clots and an increased risk of heart disease.
If the following describes your lifestyle you may be at risk:
- Eating too much salt
- Not eating enough fruit and vegetables
- Not taking enough exercise
- Being overweight
- Drinking too much alcohol
Checking your blood pressure is quick, easy and non-invasive and can be done by your pharmacist at Parade Pharmacy.
You will be given advice and information on how to make changes to your lifestyle if you need to.
Our free, confidential service only takes a few minutes.