Health matters: combating high blood pressure | Public Health England
With only half the adult population knowing their blood pressure, Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging all adults over the age of 40 to get it tested as part of the NHS Health Check, a simple measure that could save their life. If found to be at risk, high blood pressure can be managed and reduced by making simple lifestyle changes.
High blood pressure increases the risk of:
- heart failure
- coronary artery disease
It can also increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease, and vascular dementia.
This professional resource outlines how providers and commissioners can reduce the population average blood pressure through improved prevention, detection and management.