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Do you ‘Know Your Numbers?’

Stockport Public Health Response team are offering blood pressure checks at venues across Stockport from Monday 5 September.

In support of Blood Pressure UK’s annual ‘Know your numbers’ campaign, our Public Health Response team are offering blood pressure checks at venues across Stockport during the week beginning Monday 5 September.

Knowing your blood pressure numbers means that if yours is high you can get support and if necessary, treatment to bring it under control. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms and the first sign of it could be a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause kidney disease, dementia and other illnesses too.

Our friendly team will measure your blood pressure, no appointment needed, and then, depending on your reading, can advise you on how to make any changes to your lifestyle to help lower your blood pressure and beat this silent killer.

The team will be at the following venues:

  • Monday 5 September
    One Stockport Hub, Merseyway,SK1 1RA from 10am to 1pm
    Cheadle Library, 23 Ashfield Road, SK8 1BB from 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday 6 September
    Great Moor Library, 12 Gladstone Street, SK2 7QF from 11am to 1pm
    Edgeley Library, Edgeley Road, SK3 9NB from 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday 8 September
    Marple Library, Memorial Park, SK6 6BA from 10am to 1pm
    Bramhall Library, 70 Bramhall Lane South, SK7 2DU from 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 9 September
    One Stockport Hub, Merseyway,SK1 1RA from 1pm to 4pm

Stockport’s Director of Public Health, Jen Connolly said:
“So many of us know our weight and height but not our blood pressure numbers. I would really encourage people to come and get your blood pressure checked so that if it is high you can start to make those healthy lifestyle changes especially around diet and moving more, that can help to bring it under control.
And if you can’t come to one of these sessions, ask about having yours checked at your local pharmacy, your GP surgery or you could try home blood pressure monitoring.
You can find more information on our Healthy Stockport website.”

Cllr Keith Holloway, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care said:
“Many of our residents are likely to be living with high blood pressure without knowing it. I’ll be getting my blood pressure checked and I strongly urge you to do the same. It’s such a quick and simple test that could ultimately save your life.”

You can find further information about the Know your numbers campaign on Blood Pressure UK’s website.

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