High blood pressure and stroke

High blood pressure and stroke

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms but it is the biggest risk factor for stroke. Both lifestyle changes and medication can help to lower your blood pressure and so reduce your risk of stroke. This factsheet explains what high blood pressure is, the types of medication used to treat it and what you can do to lower your blood pressure. This guide is also available as a free download.

Published date:
Wednesday, 1 May, 2019
Updated date:
Monday, 20 September, 2021

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