‘Know your numbers’ is an annual national campaign to raise awareness of high blood pressure, which is known as the ‘silent killer’. Here are some facts from Blood pressure UK on why knowing your blood pressure numbers is so important.
1 in 2 strokes and heart attacks are the result of high blood pressure.
1 in 3 adults in the UK have high blood pressure.
1 in 2 adults with high blood pressure don’t know they have it or aren’t receiving treatment.
6 million people in the UK alone have high blood pressure and don’t know it.
£2.1 billion – that’s how much high blood pressure costs the NHS every year.
High blood pressure often has no symptoms so unless you actively get your blood pressure checked you may not realise it is high. A simple non-invasive blood pressure check could be a lifesaver.
Occupational Health Consultancy has a range of wellbeing services one of which is blood pressure checks for staff. We can come into your workplace and carry out blood pressure checks on staff without the hassle of them having to leave their workplace. See our website for further details or get in touch.
Call us today and take the first step to a safer work environment.