Blood Pressure Check-Up Due?

Having Regular Blood Pressure Checkups?

Blood pressure is the measurement of the force your blood puts on blood vessel walls as it travels through the body. Blood pressure varies throughout the day to meet your bodies needs and most people cannot feel when it is high.

High Blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer” because sufferers can have high blood pressure and show NO warning signs. Therefore, the only way to know your numbers is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

It is important that your doctor confirms your blood pressure reading, your blood pressure can change.

If your reading is high, your doctor may measure your blood pressure on a number of occasions, offer drug treatment as well as lifestyle advice.

The lower your blood pressure and the fewer risk factors you have – the lower your risk of stroke. See your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns about your risk factors, including you blood pressure.

For more information call Stroke line 1800 787 653 or visit www.strokefoundation.com.au