May is May Measurement Month! The past couple of months we have been busy working with a host of stars to show their support for May Measurement Month, a worldwide screening initiative aimed at highlighting the need for increased blood pressure awareness to try to reduce the 9.4 million deaths due to raised blood pressure each year.
The campaign is being led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the World Hypertension League (WHL) and is headed up by Hollywood actor Will Poulter (The Revenant, The Maze Runner, We’re The Millers) and his father Neil Poulter, Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at Imperial College London, the President of the International Society of Hypertension and Honorary Consultant Physician at Hammersmith Hospital.
By measuring as many people as possible and highlighting just how big the problem is, the ISH and WHL aim to demonstrate to governments across the world why they need to raise public awareness and provide us all with better blood pressure screening facilities and treatment.
You can get your blood pressure check at 200 Superdrug stores around to UK, so make sure you visit the May Measurement website and #checkyourpressure.