High blood pressure affects about 25 per cent of all UK adults, said the NHS.
Having high blood pressure puts extra strain on your blood vessels and vital organs.
Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
But, 39 per cent of people said they were more likely to check their blood pressure if they didn’t have to go to the doctors, according to a survey by Braun.Related articles
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High blood pressure symptoms: Hypertension checked more if people didn’t need to see a GP
Just 59 per cent of people regularly get their blood pressure checked, the survey revealed.
Four per cent said they never check their blood pressure.
Most people are now tracking their daily step count and weight with at-home technology, but the public needs to keep track of their blood pressure, urged medical expert Dr Achim Max Brenske.
“There are many health measures that we are already consistently tracking, yet blood pressure is a metric that is often not thought about