Mary puts the pressure on!
Mary Glindon MP is lending her support to The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and is urging the people of North Tyneside to get their blood pressure checked in a bid to raise awareness of the dangerous link between high blood pressure and stroke.
Mary had her blood pressure tested this week at a Parliamentary Know Your Blood Pressure event hosted by The Stroke Association. With annual Know Your Blood Pressure day fast approaching on the 9th April this was just one of hundreds of events which are taking place across the UK throughout the year to encourage the public to get their blood pressure checked in order to reduce their risk of stroke.
Every year 150,000 people will have a stroke in the UK, however it is estimated that 40% of these could be prevented by controlling high blood pressure.
Mary commented: “I’m delighted to be supporting The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign. Thousands of strokes could be prevented every year if more people took steps to control their blood pressure. Having your blood pressure taken is a quick and painless measure and it’s one that could save your life. I’d strongly urge everyone to visit The Stroke Association’s website at www.stroke.org.uk/kybp to find out more about the campaign.”