Posted by Aston Avery

Heart health – triggers that make our blood boil

Over a quarter (28%) of Brits confessed that being put on hold,  stuck in a phone queue, traffic (23%) and slow Wi-Fi (21%) are the main culprits for raising the nation’s blood pressure. In fact, more than 3 in 10 adults (31%) encounter situations at least several times a week that make them feel like their blood pressure is raised.

The research also found that around 20% of 25-44 year olds say that they don’t have time to get their blood pressure checked, and one in five 16-24 year olds say the fear of the unknown is stopping them from checking their blood pressure.

Based on NHS analysis, a blood pressure check which takes less than five-minutes could help detect tens of thousands of cases of high blood pressure and prevent hundreds of cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes (50% of them are associated with high blood pressure).

Aston spoke to Dr Zoe Williams and Jonathan Bridgett, pharmacist from Tesco.

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