Right now, 6 million people in the UK are thought to have high blood pressure and don’t know it.*
Know Your Numbers week is an annual event to remind people about the importance of checking their blood pressure.
High blood pressure is symptomless. If it goes unchecked it could result in potentially life-threatening illnesses, such as a stroke or heart attack, so it’s critical to know what your blood pressure is.
What causes high blood pressure?
The causes of high blood pressure aren’t always known.
There are certain things that can increase your risk of getting it, such as being overweight, smoking, your age, lack of exercise, etc.
It can also be a symptom of another health condition like diabetes or can be a side effect of certain medications. The NHS website has further information on the causes of high blood pressure if you would like to know more.
How can I find out what my blood pressure is?
If you’re concerned about your blood pressure or need to monitor it more closely, then you may want to consider getting a blood pressure monitor to use at home. Home blood pressure monitors come in a variety of different styles so you can find one that works for you.
Our Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor is the first blood pressure monitor in the world to be tested and approved by the British Hypertension Society.
Alternatively, if an upper arm monitor isn’t right for you, we also have monitors that can track your blood pressure at your wrist instead, like the Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor.