This year sees the 21st anniversary of Know Your Numbers Week. The theme this September is focusing on the “forgotten pandemic of high blood pressure”. Know Your Numbers is a national campaign by Blood Pressure UK that aims to raise awareness of high blood pressure. Every September during the campaign, we like to encourage people to monitor their blood pressure to help people ‘know their numbers’.
Home blood pressure monitoring can help you take control of your blood pressure effectively and inexpensively, whilst taking the pressure off the NHS and giving you peace of mind. At-home blood pressure machines can help you improve your lifestyle and feel more confident with your health. Home monitoring kits are easily accessible at most local pharmacies.
In the UK around 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure. Many of them aren’t aware of it which makes them more at risk of health complications. Persistent high blood pressure can have serious implications on your health. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. High blood pressure can also cause issues such as kidney disease, vascular dementia, and heart failure. So it’s important to check it regularly and let your GP know if you’re prone to high results.
Want to find out more?
To find out more information about Blood Pressure UK and ‘Know Your Numbers’ week, visit their official website by following the link here. You can also visit the NHS website for information and advice on how to look after your blood pressure and what to do if you are concerned about your readings by clicking here.
Heritage Healthcare provides care and support services to people in the local community. Our aim is to allow more people to continue living independently for longer. If you would like to find out more about Heritage Healthcare and the services we provide you can visit our service page by clicking here, alternatively you can contact our friendly team by your preferred contact method here.