NEW RESEARCH SHOWS:
· Check your blood pressure – it could prevent you (and 45,000 others) from having an unnecessary stroke or heart problems and save the NHS £850million
· Blood pressure hot spots: Wyre Forest, Leeds, County Durham and Birmingham. These are the hotspots for undiagnosed high blood pressure
1 in 3 people (16 million people) in the UK are living with high blood pressure (the single biggest cause of death) and yet 5 million people remain undiagnosed.
As part of Know Your Numbers! week, Blood Pressure UK is urging the public to regularly check their blood pressure as it is estimated that by finding these people over the next 10 years, a staggering 45,000 strokes, heart attacks and heart failure could be prevented, saving the NHS more than £1Billion in NHS and social care costs.
New research has also revealed that people from the most deprived areas are 30% more...