Numbers are important in many area of life, and knowing your blood pressure figures can save your life
(PRWEB UK) 6 March 2013
World Maths Day takes place on 6 March 2013 and is the second event of the World Education Games, a annual global online challenge to get 4-18 year olds excited about learning.
Hypnotension, the programme which helps people lower blood pressure naturally, say that sometimes numbers can mean the difference between life and death.
Hypnotension co-creator, Rob Woodgate says, “We support initiatives such as World Maths Day. Numbers are important in many area of life, and knowing your blood pressure figures can save your life.”
Over 16 million people in the UK, and 50 million people in the USA, have high blood pressure and worryingly, around half of these people are unaware that they have it.
High blood pressure is known as ‘The Silent Killer’ because it is often symptomless and people often don’t realise they have it until it is too late.
According to the World Health Organisation, hypertension (high blood pressure) causes 25% of all deaths worldwide so obviously it’s important for people to know what their blood pressure numbers are.
Rob Woodgate continues, “Knowing your blood pressure figures is as important as knowing your weight, and catching a rising blood pressure trend early could save your life. It’s a simple painless process that can be done by your GP, local pharmacy or even at home by purchasing a blood pressure testing machine for as little as £10.”
He adds, “Over 90% of cases of hypertension have no underlying medical cause, and can be prevented, and even reversed, with a few simple lifestyle changes.”
Clinical guidelines define a blood pressure reading consistently around 115/75 as ‘ideal’, and hypertension is a blood pressure reading consistently higher than 140/90mmHg.
So on World Maths Day why not pay attention to some numbers that could make a real difference.
The Hypnotension programme looks at a variety of lifestyle factors to establish which is likely to be causing or maintaining high blood pressure. These lifestyle factors are then targeted using specific cognitive and hypnotherapeutic techniques to help reduce the client’s blood pressure towards more normal levels.
There is a network of specially trained Hypnotension practitioners all over the country who can help people make the lifestyle changes which could help save their life.