blood pressure checks in Burnham-On-Sea to prevent strokes
Rotary Club and The Stroke Association are joining forces today
to help raise awareness of one of the biggest risk factors for stroke:
high blood pressure.
are inviting residents in Burnham-On-Sea to take a moment to have
a free blood pressure test on Saturday 29th April from 10am to 2pm
at The Baptist Church Hall in Burnham's College Street.
half of all strokes can be caused by high blood pressure and it
is estimated that over five million people across the UK dont
realise they have the condition.
Jane Gibbs said: "Know Your Blood Pressure Day is all about
raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke.
Rotary are supporting the Stroke Association with blood pressure
events throughout April and the rest of the year."
Rotary Club will be hosting free blood pressure tests at The Baptist
Church Hall on 29th April. Stroke strikes every five minutes in
the UK, but with events like these, we hope to change this. A blood
pressure test is quick and painless, and it could save your life."
Wieroniey, Deputy Director for Policy and Influencing at the Stroke
Association, said: "High blood pressure often has no symptoms,
and its much more common than people think. Thats why
were urging as many residents as possible to take a moment
and have theirs checked at Burnham-On-Sea Rotary Club's event. A
blood pressure check only takes a moment, and its such a simple
way to reduce your risk of a stroke."
addition to the event taking place on Saturday 29th April, there
will be blood pressure checks at community events throughout the
year. To find your nearest blood pressure event, you can visit www.stroke.org.uk/kybp.