Hounslow residents - get your blood pressure checked this week

4 September 2023

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As part of the national Know Your Numbers Week, which starts on Monday, 4 September, Healthy Hounslow is offering everyone in the borough over 18 the chance to get their blood pressure checked for free.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can cause significant problems if left unchecked. In many cases, there are no symptoms of high blood pressure, until it’s too late.

The condition can lead to serious illnesses such as heart attacks, stroke and kidney disease.

Once identified, high blood pressure is easily treated through medication and lifestyle changes.

These include eating healthily, being more active, cutting your alcohol intake, reducing the salt in your diet and managing your stress levels. For Know Your Numbers Week, the Council and its health partners have set up a network of ‘pressure points’ across the borough where residents can get checked out and receive some great advice on what to do next.

The Healthy Hounslow bus will visit venues across the borough during Know Your Numbers Week.

Residents aged 40 and over can also get their blood pressure checked at any of the borough’s participating pharmacies.

You can find the full details of Hounslow’s ‘pressure points’ on the Council’s special Know Your Numbers webpage: www.hounslow.gov.uk/kyn

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