From 7th – 13th September.
‘Do you KNOW YOUR risks of high blood pressure NUMBERS?’
The aim of Know Your Numbers Week is:
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, which is why is it often referred to as the silent killer. The only way to know you have it is to have a check. Therefore we want to encourage ALL family members to check their blood pressure, so if detected, it can be easily treated thereby reducing your risk of a stroke or heart disease.
This year due to the pandemic they would like to encourage everyone to learn how to do their blood pressure checks at home.
- encourage the nation to use a simple and reliable blood pressure monitor to measure their blood pressure at home
- and take the necessary steps if their reading is considered high
- raise awareness about the risks of high blood pressure.
Tips for taking your blood pressure at home