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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Family history of BP

Wed, 07/02/2024 - 10:34
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Having one or more close family members with high blood pressure before the age of 60 doubles your risk of having #hypertension yourself. A family history of high blood pressure is linked to other risk factors for heart disease & stroke such as high cholesterol, high body fat, & being more sensitive to the effects of salt on raising blood pressure. Be aware of your risks. Get your #BloodPressure checked routinely. It's a simple measure that can save your life. #FindItFixIt #BeatThePressure

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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Exercise and stay healthy

Wed, 24/01/2024 - 19:01
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When you're overweight, your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your body. This strains your arteries which respond by resisting. This increases your blood pressure, and therefore your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Exercise, and a good diet are easy ways to stay healthy. Don't forget to routine check your blood pressure and comply with all medication. #FindItFixIt #BeatThePressure

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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Risk factors

Wed, 17/01/2024 - 10:35
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Sedentary behaviour & physical inactivity are among the top modifiable risk factors for hypertension & cardiovascular diseases. This applies to all ages & both sexes. Regular exercise has been found to have a protective function on heart health. Make exercise a regular feature in your life -  walk or cycle to local shops, climb a flight of stairs, move around while at work. #findItFixIt

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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Women at higher risk

Wed, 10/01/2024 - 22:40
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There is a prevalent false belief that women (at all stages of life) are less affected by hypertension than men. New research indicates that women run a higher risk of #hypertension over the age of 50. Not only does this have to inform health policies, but also personal action. Women, don't ignore your health. Have your blood pressure routinely monitored. #FindItFixIt

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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Key drivers of cardiovascular deaths

Wed, 03/01/2024 - 11:29
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High blood pressure remains one of the key drivers of cardiovascular (CV) deaths in India.  The country accounts for one-fifth of all CV deaths worldwide, with a special predisposition to it among the younger population. The particular causes of concern among Indians are the early age of onset, rapid progression and a high mortality rate. Get your blood pressure checked routinely. Comply with medical advice. #Hypertension #FindItFixIt

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Consumer Awareness - Hypertension: Check your blood pressure periodically

Wed, 27/12/2023 - 10:25
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The risk of succumbing to a cardiovascular condition is ever increasing in India, with hypertension (High BP) remaining one of the key drivers. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of hypertension among Indians is at an all time high. While we need a robust public health policy to address this, it also remains incumbent on people themselves to care for themselves. Are you above 18 years of age? Make sure you get your blood pressure checked periodically.

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