Most of us do not express any symptoms of high blood pressure until it's too late, and the only way to find out if it's high is to get tested. That's why, for one week every year, Blood Pressure UK encourages you to attend local blood pressure stations to have your BP taken.

Managing your blood pressure is essential if you want to decrease your risk of chronic conditions including heart disease, stroke, peripheral arterial disease (restriction of blood supply to your limbs), kidney disease, vascular dementia, mild cognitive impairment and eye problems

Factors that can influence your ability to develop hypertension include stress, being overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking, insufficient sleep and excessive caffeine and alcohol intake. You may also be more at risk if you have a family history of high blood pressure, or are of African or Caribbean descent.  

However, did you know that there is a lot you can do naturally to regulate your blood pressure and reduce your chances of developing it? Here are nine things you can do to help.