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Lower the odds of stroke and heart attack, have a free blood pressure check!
Bruce Ormiston, Occupational Health Nurse Adviser, will use blood pressure measuring equipment and be available to staff for confidential advice. So you can pop into the Richard Hoggart Building, Chesterman Room on 4 October 2010 between 12-2pm for a free blood pressure check.
The little details:
Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in the arteries. If your blood pressure is high it can narrow the arteries and blood vessels in your body and this can lead to damage in the brain or the heart.
If your blood pressure is too high over a period of time and is not treated, you will be at increased risk of developing heart attack, stroke and heart failure. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for kidney disease, dementia and some eye conditions.
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) usually has no symptoms, which is why many people do not know they have it. That is why it is often called the ‘silent killer’.
The good news is that high blood pressure can be treated and often prevented, and there is lots you can do to lower your risk, for example;
• Cut down on salt.
• Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
• Drink alcohol in moderation.
• Increase your level of exercise.
• Lose weight if you are over-weight.
Bruce would be available to offer more advice.
Dates & times
|4 Oct 2010||12:00pm – 2:00pm|
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