Blood Pressure Awareness Week 2019

What is Blood Pressure Awareness Week?

Blood Pressure Awareness Week, also known as Know your Numbers! Week, is Blood Pressure UK's flagship awareness campaign - taking place between the 9th and 15th September.

It encourages adults across the UK to take back control of their health! How you may ask? By knowing their blood pressure numbers and taking the necessary action to reach and maintain healthy blood pressure.

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Don't Know Your Numbers?

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Why are we involved with Blood Pressure Awareness Week?

16 million people in Britain suffer from high blood pressure. 5.5 million people are unaware that they have it.

High blood pressure is known as The Silent Killer. It is largely symptomless with the result that millions of people go undiagnosed every year.

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease (causing over half of all strokes and heart attacks), kidney disease and vascular dementia.

The number of people in the UK dying from heart and circulatory diseases before the age of 75 is RISING. The yearly mortality rate is in excess of 75,000.

80% of all sufferers of high blood pressure do not take their medication because they feel fine.

The cost to the NHS is over £2.1 billion annually. Causes of high blood pressure can be attributed to smoking, too much alcohol, being overweight, a lack of exercise, stress, too much salt in the diet, older age, genetics and sleep apnea, while people in deprived areas are more likely to have high blood pressure.

We believe that together we can drastically reduce these numbers and ensure people lead longer, happier lives without the threat of high blood pressure.

 
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How are we getting involved?

We've teamed up with St John Ambulance to raise awareness around high blood pressure, and throughout Blood Pressure Awareness Week we will be running initiatives in order to make more people aware of the threats that come with the issue. Looking after your health keeps you and your family safe from medical problems and ensures you lead long and happy lives.

We will be touring major centres such as Manchester and Liverpool as well as others up and down the country as part of a roadshow. During the roadshow, we will be visiting some of the UK's biggest brands' head offices to take their blood pressure. We hope by doing so we can show the world how important keeping tabs on your blood pressure is.

Testing your blood pressure is quick and easy making it one of the simplest ways to stay on top of your health.

The companies supporting this roadshow include Argos and Superdrug. These partners show just how important heart health is and with their backing, we can shout from the mountaintop about leading healthier lives.

We will also be running a countrywide survey, aimed at parents of children aged 16 or younger. The findings of the survey will be published online.

What is St John Ambulance?

As the nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance believes that nobody should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it.

Every year thousands of people die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. This leaves behind distress and loss that can take years to deal with.

St John Ambulance teaches people first aid so that they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. This important skill is useful to young and old alike as tragedy can strike anywhere at any time.

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