Men in Carlow and Kilkenny urged to get checked for high blood pressure
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Men in Carlow and Kilkenny urged to get checked for high blood pressure

Men in Carlow and Kilkenny are being urged to get checked for high blood pressure after a new survey found that men have a higher chance of stroke and heart attack than women.

Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service tested more than 11,000 people in the past year and found that 2 in 5 have high blood pressure – with men especially ‘feeling the pressure’.

Health Check Manager, Marese Damery says men are more likely to suffer high blood pressure but less likely to seek help.

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