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Blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) rarely has symptoms.

Around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure but many don't know it. If left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

The only way of knowing there is a problem is to have your blood pressure measured

Watch videos about people’s experiences of high blood pressure

Hear people share their personal stories. Find out what other people say about issues such as symptoms, diagnosis, controlling high blood pressure and the impact on lifestyle.

Food Fact Sheet: Hypertension

This fact sheet will tell you about the simple changes to your diet that can help reduce the health risks that having high blood pressure can cause.

Preventing High Blood Pressure

We can stick you on some tablets, but you could avoid that, or at least minimise the need to see us in the future....

NHS: High blood pressure (Hypertension)

What is it? Who gets it? How can it be prevented or treated?

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