High blood pressure
is often related to unhealthy lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking too much alcohol, being overweight and not exercising enough.
The link between salt and high blood pressure
is especially compelling.
Heather Small, who is in her final year of a four-year BHF-funded PhD at the BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, is investigating how the heart and vessels adapt to changes during pregnancy in women with increased cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure
We know from international comparison that there is significant scope for improvement: in Canada, for example, 7 out of every 10 adults with high blood pressure
are both diagnosed and managed to recommended levels whereas in England we only achieve this in 4 out of 10.
Farid Khan on this occasion said, "Pfizer is committed to educate and highlight symptoms and conditions caused by high blood pressure
and to communicate information on prevention, detection and treatment to the general public.
Preventing people from developing high blood pressure
through healthy diets and exercise is essential but so is ensuring those that do have high blood pressure
are identified and receive the right treatment we can prevent a large number of premature deaths.
Stress and other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and sleep apnea, also are associated with high blood pressure
About 10 per cent of hypertensive people have certain specific cause for high blood pressure
such as kidney disease, endocrine problem etc.
Researchers say eating a high-salt diet for several years may damage blood vessels - increasing risk of developing high blood pressure
Speaking ahead of World Hypertension Day this Thursday, the head of the Cyprus Society of Hypertension, Stelios Stylianou, said that around 200,000 people in Cyprus have high blood pressure
with proportionately more male sufferers than women and more Turkish Cypriot sufferers rather than Greek Cypriots.
High blood pressure
is a common and serious health condition that affects about 75 million people in the United States, or nearly one in three adults.
A few years ago a doctor at the clinic told me that I have high blood pressure
and prescribed me some medicine, but those tablets made me cough, so I stopped drinking them.