The need

Skip the primary navigation if you do not want to read it as the next section.


Primary navigation

Skip the main content if you do not want to read it as the next section.


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
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Eye problems
  • Kidney disease

The risks

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.


Serious impacts on the body




350 preventable strokes and heart attacks every day

Don't let another person die unnecessarily

Donate today

Join us

Get our twice yearly magazine Positive Pressure and lots more by becoming a member of Blood Pressure UK

The Charity Awards 2008 Winner

The Charity Awards 2008 Winner


Lottery funded

The following page sections include static unchanging site components such as the page banner, useful links and copyright information. Return to the top of page if you want to start again.


Page Extras

EmailPage to a friend

Skip the main banner if you do not want to read it as the next section.


Page Banner

Accessibility
Blood Pressure UK Home page
Helping you to lower your blood pressure

End of page. You can return to the page content navigation from here.