High Blood Pressure affects more than one in three adults in the UK and is the major cause of  stroke and heart disease.

High Blood Pressure has no symptoms.  The only way to find out your blood pressure is to have it measured.  This should be done routinely during visits to your Doctors Surgery but more and more people are finding that taking their own readings at home helps them feel more in control of their blood pressure.

There are many resources available on the Web to help you understand more about blood pressure.

I worked for the Blood Pressure Association a charity that runs a national awareness campaign.

Blood Pressure Monitoring is a site that focuses on the importance of using accurate blood pressure monitors properly to measure blood pressure at home.