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Blood pressure: Know your numbers!

13th September 2018

High blood pressure is high on the agenda in healthcare.

According to the GOV.UK website, approximately 1 in 4 adults worldwide suffer from high blood pressure and by the year 2025 this could result in 1.5 billion people being affected.

But, there are easy steps you can take to reduce high blood pressure. Weight loss, a healthy diet and regular exercise, as well as quitting smoking, are great places to start and at ABL Health we offer support in all these areas with an aim to make you Healthier, Happier for Longer.

Other ways to lower your blood pressure also include limiting your alcohol intake, reducing caffeine and daily stresses.

You can ask for a blood pressure check at your GP surgery, some pharmacies, at an NHS health check appointment (offered to adults aged 40-74 in England) and other health events – or you can keep track yourself with a home testing kit.

To find out more about high blood pressure and how to get tested, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/high-blood-pressure-hypertension/

It’s important to ‘know your numbers’, and also to recognise that simple lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on your blood pressure.

If you’d like to find out more about ABL Health and the free services we offer to help you make those lifestyle changes, click the tab ‘ABL in your area’.