Raised blood pressure causes approximately 9.4 million deaths each year worldwide, and many of those who die never knew they were affected. There are no symptoms and some only find out after suffering a heart attack or stroke, or are diagnosed with something else, such as heart or kidney disease.
Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Science in collaboration with the Medical School joins the rest of the country to take part in the worldwide screening. The event is taking place on Tuesday 30th May 2017, 9-5pm (drop in session) at Swansea University’s Health and Wellbeing Academy.
- Tuesday 30th May 2017 9-5pm (drop in)
- Health and Wellbeing Academy, Glyndwr Building, Singleton Campus, Swansea University
WATCH: Find out more about why you should get your blood pressure checked, as part of May Measurement Month
The ‘May Measurement Month’ campaign, led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the World Hypertension League (WHL) aims to measure millions of people’s blood pressure to find out just how big the problem is and demonstrate to governments across the world why they need to raise public awareness and provide us all with better blood pressure screening facilities and treatment.
All you have to do to get involved and have your blood pressure checked is be over 18 years old and ideally not have had your blood pressure recorded in the past year. But don’t worry if you have — you can still take part and it’s easy.
The whole process will only take around 10-15 minutes and at the end you will leave knowing what your blood pressure is and if you need to do anything about it. The data from the screening will be analysed along with the results of millions of others worldwide. The results will be announced once the analysis is complete.
Find out more:
- Dr Emma Rees at Swansea University’s Health and Wellbeing Academy:
- Tel: 01792 518600
- Email: HWAcademy@swansea.ac.uk
- Friday 26 May 2017 10.24 BST
- Friday 26 May 2017 11.57 BST
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