Know Your Blood Pressure awareness day

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Chipping Sodbury Rotary is holding its annual Know Your Blood Pressure event (formerly known as Stroke Awareness Day) on Saturday 20th April 2013. The event will be located at 61 Broad Street Chipping Sodbury with sessions running from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm. Members of the public attending the session will be seen by a doctor or a nurse with each blood pressure check taking around 5 minutes. Attendees also receive advice and guidance on healthy living. 

Undetected high blood pressure, which is a major factor in causing strokes and heart attacks, is almost always without symptoms. In fact the first symptom that a person with high untreated blood pressure may experience is to have a stroke. This is obviously not the best way to find out that you have a problem. In previous years around 150 people have been checked and the results are sent to the Stroke Association with a donation to support their work.

Past president of Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury, Mr Anthony Bourne having his BP tested.

Source:Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury

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