Free Blood Pressure and Atrial Fibrillation screening service
We are delighted to be working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Charlton Athletic Community Trust to offer free blood pressure checks and atrial fibrillation screens in the pharmacy.
Half of those with high blood pressure don’t know it and yet it can increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, kidney and heart disease as well as increasing the chances of developing dementia.
Making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating healthily (particularly eating less salt and plenty of fruit and vegetables), moving more, stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol and caffeine and getting more sleep can help reduce your chances of getting high blood pressure and help lower your blood pressure if it’s already high.
Every year in London about 2,000 people get admitted to hospital with a stroke due to atrial fibrillation (AF), also known as an irregular heart beat. Across London there are an estimated 67,000 people with undetected AF. By detecting and treating AF the risk of a stroke is cut considerably.
If you want to know your numbers or find out if you have AF pop in and ask any member of staff. It’s free and there is no appointment necessary!
Last updated on 07 March 2018.
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