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You should check your blood pressure regularly because high blood pressure is a silent killer. Most of us here in Nigeria have a friend or relative who has had high blood pressure at some point in their life.
Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure in the world, affecting about 46% of adults, a World Health Organization (WHO) study has found.
High blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, 2 of the 3 leading causes of death.
Many people may even have high blood pressure and not know it, so it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.
Astonishingly, there are often no symptoms of this potentially deadly condition. So while you’re going about your day, high blood pressure could be damaging your arteries, your heart, and other organs.
The nasty consequences of leaving high blood pressure untreated include stroke, kidney damage, and even erectile dysfunction.
Your risk of high blood pressure increases with age. If you smoke, are obese, are physically inactive, or have diabetes or high cholesterol, you may also be at an increased risk.
The good news is that a blood pressure test is quick and painless and can be done at most any doctor’s office, hospital, or your friendly pharmacy. You may also be a candidate for using a home monitoring device. Talk with your doctor about checking your blood pressure at home.
There are lots of ways you can check your blood pressure regularly, to keep on top of your health care. Next time you are at Caremart, as your friendly attendant how and when you can check your blood pressure.
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