Know your blood pressure

Bridgnorth Rotary Club will again be offering everyone the chance to check their blood pressure in April. The free checks will be on offer on Saturday 4 April from 10am to 2pm at Bridgnorth Library in Listley Street, and will be conducted by qualified nurses, Community First Responders and paramedics.

The day will be supported by the Stroke Association. David Chantrey of the Rotary Club said, “The Stroke Association says that over half of all strokes can be caused by high blood pressure. Stroke strikes every five minutes in the UK, but 70% of people with high blood pressure are unaware of it. Last year, one lady who came for a free test found she had very high blood pressure and when she saw her GP, she was immediately sent to hospital because she was in great danger of stroke or heart attack.

“High blood pressure is generally easy to correct, so please come and get it measured. It is free, it only takes a few minutes and it could save you having a stroke or worse.”

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