Get your blood pressure checked

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get a blood pressure test to lower your risk of a fatal heart attack, stroke, kidney disease or vascular dementia. The campaign encourages all adults aged 40 and over to get a blood pressure check. It’s a free, simple and a non-invasive procedure conducted in privacy at your local pharmacy, and you don’t need to book in advance.

The NHS online blood pressure tool will help you understand what your numbers mean and give you tips on how to manage your blood pressure.

For more information visit http://nhs.uk/bloodpressure