Make Every Second Count When It Comes To Your Health

(Posted on 09/09/15)

Make Every Second Count When It Comes To Your Health

Make every second count this September by taking part in Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers’ Week, running from 14th to 20th September 2015.

We will have an official ‘Pressure Station’ in the pharmacy and will be offering free blood pressure checks. 

A survey from the charity Blood Pressure UK has revealed that a shocking 33% of people haven’t had their blood pressure checked in the last year as they don’t think it affects them, yet just a couple of minutes spent thinking about health could save their life. 

The ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign is the UK’s biggest blood pressure testing event and this year, aims to highlight that in the time it takes to boil a kettle, you could have taken a blood pressure reading which might save your life.

Navinder Dhesi, Pharmacy Manager at South Kirkby Pharmacy said, “A shocking 16 million people in the UK suffer from high blood pressure.  High blood pressure is the UK’s biggest silent killer, responsible for 60% of strokes and 40% of heart attacks and is also a risk factor for kidney disease and dementia.  

At South Kirkby Pharmacy we are hosting a Pressure Station all week and we can provide information and advice on simple steps to keep your blood pressure under control.”

“We are encouraging people to pop in and have a free blood pressure test and support Blood Pressure UK’s campaign at the same time as getting to ‘know your numbers’,” said Navinder.  “Our Pressure Station will be available all week during our late opening hours – 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.”

Katharine Jenner, Chief Executive of Blood Pressure UK, added: “It’s great that South Kirkby Pharmacy is taking part in Know Your Numbers’ Week 2015."

To find out more about South Kirkby Pharmacy's services, follow us on Twitter @sthkirkbypharm, find us on Facebook or call in and speak to us at South Kirkby Pharmacy, Church View Health Centre, Langthwaite Road, South Kirkby WF9 3AP.  Telephone 01977 649283.  Open 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

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