Right at Home East Lancashire is helping local residents conquer stroke by getting their blood pressure checked at our Know Your Blood Pressure event in conjunction with the Stroke Association. The number of people diagnosed as having high blood pressure has increased consistently since 2005. In England alone, more than five and a half million people remain undiagnosed and untreated for the condition – making them ticking time bombs for stroke.
This FREE event is on Saturday 6 July between 10:00 and 12:00 at our Right at Home office (15 Whalley Rd, Wilpshire Blackburn BB1 9LQ).
Owner Julie Foote commented “This is all about raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke and getting people to have theirs checked. A blood pressure test is quick and painless, and it could save your life.”
Alexis Kolodziej, Deputy Director of Policy at the Stroke Association, said: “High blood pressure often has no symptoms, and yet it’s much more common than most people think. We know that most strokes can and should be prevented and that’s why we’re urging everyone to have theirs checked. A blood pressure check only takes a moment, and is a simple way to reduce your risk if stroke.”