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MPs from all sides of Parliament lend their support to the nation’s biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.
MP for North Leicestershire
"I am supporting Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers! Week from 15th-21st September because high blood pressure is the UK’s biggest silent killer, being responsible for 60% of strokes and 40% of heart attacks and is also a risk factor for heart disease, kidney disease and dementia. However, if detected, high blood pressure can be successfully managed and returned to a healthy level, which is why it’s critical to Know Your Numbers! I would encourage you to visit a Pressure Station near you to have a free blood pressure check."
MP for Pendle
"I am supporting Blood Pressure UK because it is vital that people get their blood pressure checked as it can have serious consequences for their health. I am glad to see the work being carried out by Blood Pressure UK and was pleased to visit Whitworth Pharmacy in Earby during Know Your Numbers! Week to get mine checked. I would urge people to do the same for what is a relatively quick test that has massive benefits.”
MP for Stockton North
"I am supporting Blood Pressure UK because having high blood pressure is a major but preventable cause of both heart disease and stroke, and as many as one in three adults suffers from the condition. But I was even more shocked to learn that eight million of them don’t even know it, and are not therefore receiving treatment".
“Each year 120,000 adults in the UK have a heart attack or stroke in which high blood pressure is a key factor – that's a preventable stroke or heart attack every four minutes. But taking steps to lower blood pressure is something we can all do to improve our general health, and this begins with knowing your blood pressure. So I hope that as many people as possible will join me in having a blood pressure check to reduce their risk.”