High blood pressure, or Hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it.
The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.
If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys and eyes.
Persistent high blood pressure can increase your risk of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, such as: Heart Disease and attacks, Strokes. Peripheral Arterial Disease, Aortic Aneuryisms, Kidney Disease and Vascular Dementia.
Helpful Links and Self-Management
Moving and Lifestyle
- Video -What is the mediterranean Diet and Why is it good for you
- British Heart Foundation- Stress management
- British Heart Foundation- 10 min workout.