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Do you know what your blood pressure is and how to lower it?

This week is Know Your Numbers Week 2020, run by Blood Pressure UK.

6 million people in the UK have high blood pressure and don’t know. Yet 1 in 2 strokes and heart attacks are due to high blood pressure.

1 in 3 adults in the UK have high blood pressure and you may be on treatment for it. But is there anything you can do to lower it yourself? And what are the symptoms of high blood pressure? How can 6 million people not know they have high blood pressure?

This week’s podcast is all about blood pressure and high blood pressure (hypertension) and gives some great advice about how to check your blood pressure properly, what is normal, what you can do to help lower it, and why we should worry about our blood pressures.

You can hear the podcast on our podcast page or you can hear it here:

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7 September 2020