So, how’s your blood pres­sure?

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

There will be free blood pres­sure checks in Porirua and Tawa on Satur­day.

In an ini­tia­tive run by the Stroke Foun­da­tion, Tawa Med­i­cal Cen­tre and Tawa Ro­tary Club, free blood pres­sure checks will be car­ried out at New World Tawa and New World Porirua from 10am till 2pm.

Wellington City coun­cil­lor Mal­colm Spar­row, who is sup­port­ing the drive, said reg­u­lar checks were im­por­tant.

‘‘It’s sim­ple and pain­less to get done, but may just make a big dif­fer­ence to your health,’’ he said.

In­for­ma­tion about blood pres­sure and other risk fac­tors for a stroke will be pro­vided dur­ing the check, and peo­ple with high read­ings will be re­ferred to their GPs for ex­tra ad­vice and pos­si­ble treat­ment.

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