Today marks the beginning of Know Your Number’s Week. The event runs from 18th to 24th September 2017 and is the UK’s biggest blood pressure and awareness event. This year’s theme is STOP Stroke.
High blood pressure is the main cause behind 60% of strokes. 9 out of 10 strokes are avoidable.
High blood pressure has no signs and symptoms. It’s the silent killer.
For this reason, people (regardless of age) are being asked this week to have their blood pressure checked.
At CuraCare, we work with a number of people recovering from strokes. I sometimes take the time to reflect on how things would be, had these strokes been prevented. The sobering reality is that, if 90% were avoidable, a tremendous amount of suffering to the self and families/loved ones could have been avoided. That’s why, CuraCare is fully behind this year’s Know Your Number Week. #knowyournumbers