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High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack and stroke in the UK. More than 16 million people in the UK have high blood pressure.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause:
- Heart disease
- Eye problems
- Kidney disease
A silent killer
The effects of high blood pressure on the body are serious, but often symptomless.
The first symptom of high blood pressure may be death.
We need your help to make people aware, and prevent unnecessary death and disability.
Learn more about what it can do to the body.