It is very important that you have your blood pressure checked regularly to ensure you are not at risk of developing a heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in Australia.
Blood pressure is the force of the blood in the arteries as that heart pumps it around the body. When someone has high blood pressure, the arteries become damaged and therefore the heart is required to work harder to pump the blood around the body. This increases the risk of a heart attack, stroke and other problems relating to the kidneys and eyes. Generally, people who have high blood pressure do not show any symptoms and this why we recommend you have it tested regularly.
Your local AFS Friendly Pharmacy can measure your blood pressure free of charge. They will discuss your results and provide advice on easy lifestyle adjustments you can make to assist in improving your overall health. The test is quick and easy but could go a long way in potentially saving your life.