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Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week

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Sign up for Know Your Numbers! Week

Blood Pressure UK is calling on pharmacists to participate in Know Your Numbers! Week 2017.

Running from 18-24 September, Know Your Numbers! Week is the UK’s largest blood pressure testing and awareness event which encourages people to have their blood pressure measured so they can take the steps needed to maintain a healthy blood pressure and reduce their risk of debilitating strokes and heart attacks.

Last year, 443 pharmacists around the UK signed up to be 'pressure stations' during the week and registration is now open for pharmacists to sign up for 2017.

The aim is to offer blood pressure tests and advice during the awareness week.

It is estimated that 1 in 3 people in the UK are living with high blood pressure and yet 5 million people remain undiagnosed.

Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of Blood Pressure UK says: “Blood pressure is one of the most preventable and treatable conditions and yet it is still one of the leading causes of death in the UK.

"Those from poorer backgrounds are worse off. Having your blood pressure checked is one of the biggest steps that you can take to reduce your risk of stroke, heart attack or heart failure and yet so many millions are taking unnecessary risks with their health. The simple message is have your blood pressure checked at least once a year.”

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