Blood pressure awareness
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Know Your Numbers! Week, between 18th and 24th September 2017.
Know Your Numbers! Week is the UK's biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.
High blood pressure has no symptoms – that’s why it’s called the silent killer, so the only way to know if you are at risk from a stroke or heart disease is to have a blood pressure check.
Help us to STOP stroke and heart disease by having your blood pressure checked at least once per year.
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.
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