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Embargoed for 5th September 2023

A massive 63% of UK adults aged between 30–50 don't know their current blood pressure numbers and could be living daily with undiagnosed blood pressure – increasing their chances of stroke, heart attack and heart failure which, ironically, are amongst their most feared health conditions (i.e. heart attacks, 31% and stroke, 24%). That’s according to a NEW consumer poll by national charity, Blood Pressure UK to mark Know Your Numbers! Week (4-10th September).

With unhealthy lifestyles and poor diet contributing to more young people in their 30s, 40s and 50s being diagnosed with hypertension and around 1 in 3 people in the UK now living with high blood pressure, the charity is urging all adults (of all ages) to make the time to check their blood pressure – ideally with a home blood pressure monitor as it’s the easiest way to find out your blood pressure numbers. Since high blood pressure is largely symptomless and the...

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