MediRite pharmacies will be offering free blood pressure and cholesterol testing between 23 and 29 September in support of World Heart Day on 29 September.
To make use of this free service, customers are urged to make an appointment at their nearest MediRite, where a friendly and qualified pharmacist will administer the blood pressure test. “Cardiovascular disease is among the top three causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa; therefore it is important to protect your heart by having your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked regularly. Both Hypertension or high blood pressure and high cholesterol have no major symptoms and the only way to know if you are at risk is to have yourself tested,” says Prof Liesl Zühlke, President of the South African Heart Association.
“High blood pressure and high levels of cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. I would encourage all South Africans to make use of this excellent opportunity to have their blood pressure and cholesterol tested,” Prof Zühlke continues. The free blood pressure and cholesterol tests are available at the MediRite pharmacies conveniently located in Checkers and Shoprite supermarkets across South Africa.
In Vision Land you can visit Medirites at: Blue Downs (021) 909 0054; Grand Central Shopping Centre Eerste River (021) 904 5710; Gugulethu (021) 638 0658; Khayelitsha (021) 364 0642; Langa (021) 695 0006 and Philippi (021) 371 9157.