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

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
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.
Substantiated information by:
Antonio Coca
Dolors Estrada

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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