FREE blood pressure checks are available this week at Barrowbygate Pharmacy, in Winchester Road, Grantham, as part of Know Your Numbers week.
Pharmacist Noel Baumber is urging people to get their blood pressure tested at this event, which is being run by the Blood Pressure Association.
A spokesman for the association said: “A shocking one in three adults has high blood pressure and a third of them have no idea as it has no symptoms. That’s around five million people whose lives are actually at risk because they don’t know their numbers.
“High blood pressure nearly always has no symptoms and for many people is out of sight and out of mind, but its effects can be devastating. It is the UK’s biggest silent killer, being responsible for 60 per cent of strokes and 40 per cent of heart attacks. If it is detected though, it can be successfully managed.
“A quick, painless test can mean the difference between life and death or serious disability.”
The checks will be available between 9am and 6pm throughout the week and 9am until 1pm on Saturday. To find out more go to www.bpassoc.org.uk/kyn or call 0845 2410989.