Community Blood Pressure Advisor Jaz Sandhu will be in the library in Waters Upton on Monday 10th February 9.30am-2.30pm taking people’s blood pressure as part of an innovative community-based project, thanks to funding from the British Heart Foundation which was awarded to Telford & Wrekin Council.
More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure but many will not know they have it. Many people with high blood pressure feel fine. But even if you feel fine, you should still have your blood pressure checked regularly. Having high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke, so knowing your blood pressure could save your life. Half of all strokes and heart attacks are associated with high blood pressure, but there are usually no symptoms. The only way to know your blood pressure is to have it tested.
There isn’t always an explanation for the cause of high blood pressure, but it can run in families and can also worsen with age. People living in deprived areas are at higher risk of having high blood pressure, and it is also more common if you are of black African or black Caribbean descent.
Please don't wait – get your free blood pressure checked in the library on Monday 10th February 2020 with Jaz. If you have any questions please call Jaz on 07779 429378.
The Parish Council are to purchase a plastic policeman. He will appear around the Parish and he will be keeping an eye on all drivers, ensuring that they are travelling within the speed limits and are taking the safety of other road users and pedestrians seriously.