Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

Free blood-pressure checks in ‘Know your numbers’ week

Free blood pressure checks will be available at Heartlands Hospital Main Entrance in Bordesley Green on Thursday 10 September from 10am – 12pm. If high blood pressure is diagnosed, help is at hand from the Birmingham OwnHealth service.
A spokesperson for the Blood Pressure Association says that high blood pressure affects a third of UK adults, but many have no idea that they have the condition. There are no symptoms but, left untreated, it can cause stroke and heart attack.
Know Your Numbers week (7 – 13 September) aims to raise awareness of the condition.
More information is available at: http://www.birmingham,ownhealth.co.uk