Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020
This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious health problems such as heart attacks and strokes. Everyone’s blood pressure will be slightly different. What is considered low or high for you may be normal for someone else. As a general guide:
- blood pressure is usually considered to be ideal between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
- blood pressure is considered to be high when it is 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you are over the age of 80)
Blood pressure readings between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you are at risk of developing high blood pressure in the future if you do not take steps to keep your blood pressure under control. For more information on blood pressure, click here