Blood pressure

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Knowing your blood pressure is important as 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, which is the leading cause of heart attacks and strokes.

Most people have no symptoms of high blood pressure, which is why it is important to get tested.

Your blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in your arteries. You need a certain amount of pressure to keep your blood moving, but if it’s too high, you’re more at risk of serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes and certain types of dementia.

Blood pressure is one of the many factors that affect your heart age.

Learn more about blood pressure on the NHS website, or ask your local pharmacy for advice.