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It’s called the silent killer for a reason. As high blood pressure usually has no symptoms, the first sign you’ve got it could be a heart attack or a stroke. That’s why Blood Pressure UK is encouraging all of us to test our blood pressure this week, to reach the 6 million people nationwide who have hypertension and don’t yet know it.
The good news is, as weight is a major factor in reducing blood pressure, there’s a lot you can do to reduce your risk. Paul discovered exactly that when he joined Slimming World. After years of dieting without success, Paul had given up hope of improving his health by slimming – despite his blood pressure climbing to dangerously high levels. Here’s how filling up on hearty meals and getting expert advice in his Slimming World group helped him kick his unhealthy habits and give his lifestyle a reboot.