IT IS ESTIMATED that high blood pressure affects up to one million people in Ireland.
It’s a major risk factor for cardiovascular (heart) disease and the biggest risk factor for stroke. Almost 64% of people over the age of 50 here in Ireland have high blood pressure.
“It’s symptomless so we call it the silent killer. You could be very slim and feel very healthy but you could have massively high blood pressure,” Marese Damery, the Irish Heart Foundation’s Health Check Manager told TheJournal.ie.
So, today we’re asking you: Have you had your blood pressure checked?
- Yes, but not recently