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UK Ignorant of High Blood Pressure

Source: UK Daily Mail
One in four unaware of high blood pressure

Source: The Stroke Association
New research reveals the UK’s blood pressure hot spots

Source: Life Style Extra
One-in-four ‘unaware of high blood pressure’

Other sources: Scottish News , This Is London

Our Summary

The UK Daily Mail reported statistics released by The Stroke Association that revealed that nearly a quarter of people in the UK and Wales are suffering from high blood pressure. The Stroke Association found that 23.8 per cent of the 19,318 people tested had high blood pressure without even knowing it.

Professor Averil Mansfield, chairman of The Stroke Association, said: “These statistics reveal that many of us are completely unaware of our own blood pressure level.” “However the first and most essential step is a regular blood pressure check so that the complications of high blood pressure can be prevented.

This is a good reminder to suggest to family and friends that they too have their blood pressure checked regularly.

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