Blood pressure a silent killer
One in three Australians have high blood pressure with the condition becoming known as the silent killer.
Grange Pharmacy pharmacist and owner Jane Riley is advising locals to have their blood pressure checked regularly, even if they feel perfectly fine.
“Checking your blood pressure regularly is an essential step in understanding how healthy your heart and vascular system are,” she said.
“It has no obvious signs or symptoms and can lead to serious health concerns such as a stroke, kidney disease, heart failure and heart attack.”
The pharmacy is offering quick and free blood pressure checks and monitoring.
Ms Riley said the pharmacy’s trained practitioners could quickly and easily measure blood pressure and provide advice on simple lifestyle changes to help improve the overall health of customers.
“Because your heart can't always let you know what’s wrong, it's important to have your blood pressure checked regularly,” she said.
For people who exercise less than 30 minutes a day, smoke, are overweight, have a family history or a diet high in salt the risks may be even higher, and a blood pressure check more necessary.
On the corner of Ennis Avenue and Grange Drive, the pharmacy is open from 7.30am to 10pm every day of the year for all of your health care needs.
Contact 9592 7700.
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Dentist and owner Andre Roux, practice manager Karen Middleton and dental assistant Rhearne Gillan.