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Help Stroke Foundation halve the number of strokes in Australia by simply having a blood pressure check #fightstroke     

Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to mark World Hypertension Day this Thursday, May 17, by putting aside five minutes for a blood pressure check with their local GP, pharmacist or via a digital health machine.

World Hypertension Day also kicks off this year's "Australia's Biggest Blood Pressure Check" campaign, focusing on stroke prevention.

Why should you care?

  • Millions of Australians are living with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, putting themselves at serious and unnecessary risk of stroke.
  • Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, yet it is largely preventable.
  • More than 56,000 strokes will be suffered by residents in Australia this year. We could save tens of thousands of Australians from stroke with a simple blood pressure check
Stroke Foundation :
461 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia Wide
1800 787 653
Stroke Foundation
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