Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) rarely has symptoms.

Around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but many don't know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The only way of knowing there is a problem is to have your blood pressure measured.

All adults should have their blood pressure checked at least every five years. If you haven’t had yours measured, or you don’t know what your blood pressure reading is, ask your local pharmacist or us to check it for you.

This is a FREE support service provided by the NHS for people living in Dorset whose daily lives are affected by a health condition.

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