Pres­sure’s on to get checked

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BHF Cymru is urg­ing peo­ple across Car­marthen­shire to get their blood pres­sure checked dur­ing May Mea­sure­ment Month.

More than 200,000 peo­ple in Wales are un­aware they are liv­ing with high blood pres­sure, ac­cord­ing to new es­ti­mates from the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion (BHF).

If un­treated, high blood pres­sure can raise the risk of heart at­tack and stroke. It is also as­so­ci­ated with an in­creased risk of vas­cu­lar dementia.

BHF Cymru is urg­ing peo­ple to get their blood pres­sure tested, whether at home, in a phar­macy, or a GP surgery

Joanne Oliver, BHF Cymru health ser­vice en­gage­ment lead said: ““Hav­ing your blood pres­sure checked takes less than five min­utes, and it is all too easy to put it on the back burner in our hec­tic day to day lives.

“That’s why we’re urg­ing ev­ery­one to take a mo­ment this month and get their blood pres­sure checked; it could ul­ti­mately save your life.”

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