The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

Every year 10 million people die because of high blood pressure, May Measurement Month wants to change this.

High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading contributing risk factor for global death causing strokes, heart attacks and other cardiovascular complications.

“The ‘silent killer’ affects one million people in Ireland and often goes undetected as many of those who suffer from high blood pressure often feel fine,” warns Health Check Manager, Marese Damery.

“Only half of people with high blood pressure know that they have the condition and we would advise people over the age of 30 to have it checked at least once a year.

"Only half of people with high blood pressure know that they have the condition"

Health Check Manager, Marese Damery

Keep an eye on our Mobile Health Unit schedule and avail of your FREE blood pressure test. All it takes is 10 minutes and it could save your life.

Download the mobile health unit 1st years summary report.

Mobile Health Unit Timetable

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If you’d like to book the Mobile Health Unit – Tel: 01 6685001 or email Mobile Health Unit Administrator Emma Carter  or  Health Check Manager, Marese Damery

A Big Thank You To Our Big-Hearted Sponsors And All Our Fundraisers

The launch of the Mobile Health Unit has been made possible thanks to the staff of Bank of Ireland, who are generously undertaking a range of employee-led fundraising initiatives to support the operation of the Mobile Health Unit.

Corporate partner Medtronic also supported this initiative by providing the initial purchase cost of the vehicle.

Thank you to ‘Best Car Park’ for providing year long free parking for our Mobile Health Unit.

 

Heart-health Resources

Your Heart Health Information– view our range of articles to help you to reduce your risk factors on topics such as smoking to being active, blood pressure, healthy eating and more.

Heart & Stroke Conditions Explained A to Z – take a moment to read our articles that cover the symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most common heart conditions.

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association men’s health website Malehealth.ie

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