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World Hypertension Day a Reminder to Check your Blood Pressure

World Hypertension Day a Reminder to Check your Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease, and this World Hypertension Day is a good reminder to have your blood pressure checked.

“Termed the silent killer because often there are no symptoms or signs of high blood pressure, most individuals do not feel sick or are aware that their blood pressure is elevated. Often high blood pressure goes untreated until another medical condition such as a heart attack presents itself”, says Floyd Larsen, CEO Heart Research Australia.

“The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is by having it checked regularly by a health professional, thereby reducing your chances of developing or suffering from heart disease”.

High Blood Pressure Checklist:

There are several ways that you can reduce your chances of developing high blood pressure:

• Have you blood pressure checked regularly
• Don’t smoke
• Limit your alcohol intake
• Include at least 30 minutes of exercise every day
• Limit your salt intake
• Follow a healthy, well-balanced diet

 For further information about the risk factors for heart disease visit www.heartresearch.com.au and donate to towards the life-saving research Heart Research Australia supports.

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