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

Irish Heart’s Mobile Health Unit service tested more than 11,000 people in the past year

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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