LYME REGIS: Time for a check-up!

by Symptom Advice on May 13, 2012

2nd may 2012

OVER 40 people took advantage of free blood pressure checks on Saturday, organised by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis for Stroke Awareness Day.

Rotarians worked with local nurses Carys Hollis and Helen Polley to offer the blood pressure checks at the Fortnam, Smith & Banwell estate agents offices.

Town councillor Lorna Jenkin set an example by being the first to have the check-up.

Rotarian Richard Cridge said: “People with high blood pressure may not have any symptoms, so it is important to check your blood pressure regularly as a high blood pressure can lead to a stroke. 

“The weather wasn’t kind to us but nevertheless some 40 plus people were persuaded to have their blood pressure checked and some of these were referred to their doctors for further checkups. 

“As always we are extremely grateful to the local nurses who gave up their free time on Saturday to take blood pressure readings and advise people on follow-up procedure where necessary, and to Fortnam, Smith & Banwell for providing the facilities in their Broad Street premises. 

“We have done this now for over 10 years. If we have succeeded even in making just one person more aware of the importance of regular health checkups then the day was a success.”

PICTURE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – Councillor Lorna Jenkin was first to have her blood pressure checked by nurse Helen Polley and Rotarians

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