Hypertension Awareness Month

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Hypertension Awareness Month this May | Image Source: PIA

Hypertension Awareness Month this May.

Hypertension or high blood pressure can lead to severe complications and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death if left unmanaged.

Have a healthy lifestyle change and good eating habits.

Lifestyle changes can help prevent high blood pressure such as;

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Be physically active
  • Avoid the harmful use of alcohol
  • Eliminate exposure to tobacco and smoke

High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart disease but often has no symptoms. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get your blood pressure check regularly.

Don’t let this silent killer attack you unguarded. All health centers in the Philippines provide free blood pressure check-up. Once a month, have a blood pressure check-up, to know your numbers.

Remember that hypertension may lead to;

  • brain stroke
  • vision loss
  • blood vessel damage
  • kidney failure
  • heart attack

On this Hypertension Awareness month, go to the nearest health center and have your blood pressure checked and make it regularly.

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