Blood pressure checks to be carried out for free in Chipping Sodbury

February 28 2016

FREE blood pressure tests are about to be offered to Saturday shoppers by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club.

FREE blood pressure tests are about to be offered to Saturday shoppers by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club.
Each year, the club checks more than 100 people at the event and last year 19 of the 111 tested were referred to their own GP for further checks.
Undetected high blood pressure is a major factor in strokes and heart attacks and is almost always without symptoms. The first sign that a person with high, untreated blood pressure may experience is to have a stroke or heart attack.
Retired GP and Rotary Club member Tony Sarafian said: “We are looking to test members of the public who have not had their blood pressure checked in the last five years, if at all.
“We are specifically looking to see people who are unaware that they have raised blood pressure as they are potentially at risk.”
A team of doctors and nurses will be carrying out the checks at 61 Broad Street, next to the town hall, on Saturday, April 16, from 9.30am-3.30pm.