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Know Your Numbers 2018

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One You Merton is encouraging people to get their blood pressure checked for Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers Week which runs from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September 2018.  More than 5 million people have high blood pressure in the UK and aren’t aware of it, that’s why it’s called the silent killer.

Facts around High Blood pressure

  • High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke in the UK
  • High blood pressure is the UK’s biggest killer, responsible for approx. 60% of all strokes and 40% of heart attacks and is also a risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
  • Untreated high blood pressure is the major risk factor for strokes, heart attacks and heart failure.
  • High blood pressure has no obvious signs or symptoms.
    The only way to find out if you have the condition is to have a blood pressure check.

One You Merton will have Pressure Stations available at the following times and locations throughout Know Your Numbers Week where you can have a FREE blood pressure check:

Monday 10th September – 10am to 12pm
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX

Tuesday 11th September – 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Mitcham Fire Station Community Room,
421 – 445 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 4BJ

Thursday 13th September – 10am to 12pm
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX

Friday 14th September – 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Mitcham Fire Station Community Room,
421 – 445 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 4BJ

Do you know your heart age?  4 in 5 adults have a heart age higher than their real age.  Visit our Eating page to find out YOUR heart age today!

Know Your Numbers