23 June 2020
High blood pressure is probably the most prevalent condition worldwide and affects approximately a third of the population. It is the primary cardiovascular risk factor. High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” as it does not present any symptoms in most cases and so individuals can develop heart, brain or kidney problems without even realising their pressure is too high.
High Blood Pressure explained in first person
Eating less salt, losing weight, giving up smoking, going from sitting on the sofa watching TV to taking exercise, whether that’s walking, cycling, etc. - this is very difficult, but it’s one of the basic forms of treatment. If we don’t do this, all the medications we can prescribe are much less effective.
Basically giving up salt, stopping smoking, which I’m working on, and walking, even if it’s just half an hour a day. I think that’s enough to keep it under control.
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