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What about high blood pressure?

High blood pressure increases your chances of developing heart disease, but there are usually no signs or symptoms of high blood pressure, so you may not be aware you have it. That's why you need to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor at least once every five years.

If you have high blood pressure, it can be treated in many ways. Making changes to your lifestyle is a first important step. Try to:

  • keep at a healthy weight or lose weight if necessary
  • reduce the amount of salt you eat
  • give up smoking
  • learn to relax and reduce stress
  • cut down on alcohol if necessary
  • exercise

If needed, your doctor may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions for taking it and discuss any problems or side effects with him or her.

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Festive "Elf" Walk/Run

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Santa needs you – will you be Santa's Elf to help make sure there is support for children and care for patients over the festive season!! All money raised by the event will help fund our "Unicorn"service over Christmas, supporting children who have lost a special person.

Craft Fair at Pontypool Market

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Join us for our regular Craft Fair and explore quality hand-made gifts from visiting craft sellers
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