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Effects of High BP - Kidneys

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Kidneys need healthy blood vessels to do their important work of filtering extra fluid and waste from the blood. High blood pressure can damage the blood vessels in and leading to the kidneys. In fact,  high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of kidney failure. Keeping your blood pressure at the correct level is easy - fixing a failed kidney is not. #BeatThePressure

 

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Effects of High BP - Affects your Brain

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Just like high blood pressure damages blood vessels in other parts of your body, arteries in your brain can also be impacted by this. If parts of the brain can’t get the oxygen they need from the circulating blood, cells begin to die. All this from a condition that is easy to diagnose, and fix! Why let it come to that? #BeatThePressure

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Effects of High BP - Obesity

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High blood pressure raises the risk of a condition called 'metabolic syndrome'. This syndrome is a cluster of health conditions that can lead to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. High blood pressure has no symptoms, until you begin to experience complications. Why leave it to chance when it is so easy to #KnowYourNumbers and #BeatThePressure

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Effects of High BP - Heart Attack

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High blood pressure can quietly damage the body for years before symptoms appear. When symptoms do appear, they can include serious conditions like heart failure, or even sudden cardiac death. Make sure you do not leave this to chance. Get your blood pressure checked regularly, and make sure that all treatment is complied with.

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Effects of High BP - Plaque

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Healthy arteries are smooth and flexible, efficiently carrying blood to different parts of your body. When your blood pressure is high, it puts too much pressure on the arteries, tearing the lining. When fatty deposits cling to these tears, it narrows the artery, and impedes the flow of blood. These deposits also make the artery stiff. At some places, the artery can bulge under pressure, where they might break and bleed (called an aneurysm). Blood pressure is serious if left untreated. Check and treat your blood pressure consistently.

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World Hypertension Day 2024

Early detection and effective management of hypertension are crucial for preventing heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage. Dr. Arunachalam talks about keeping your salt intake down, your exercise levels up, and your blood pressure levels checked consistently. Measure your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer. #WorldHypertensionDay #BeatThePressure
 

Ask Your Doctor - Hypertension is called the silent killer

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It is recommended that screening for hypertension commence at 18. Our modern lifestyles, and Indian predisposition to hypertension means that seemingly fit, young people are also carrying the burden of hypertension. Don't wait for symptoms to appear. Hypertension is called the 'silent killer' for that very reason - there might be no symptoms. #BeatThePressure

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Ask Your Doctor - Address your hypertension risk factors

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Are you at risk of hypertension? Address your risk factors - this will be your first step of intervention, even if you have been recommended medication. The next step will be to comply with all medical advice. Hypertension is the leading cause of cardiovascular conditions. Don't become a statistic. #BeatThePressure

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Ask Your Doctor - Check your blood pressure accurately

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Checking your blood pressure is simple enough to do regularly. Just bear these points in mind to make sure your readings are accurate. Evidence shows that checking your readings periodically at home in addition to checks at a clinic help keep your blood pressure levels better. #BeatThePressure

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