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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - The Silent Killer

Myth 3: High blood pressure is always caused by a poor diet and lack of activity.
There are some diet and lifestyle factors that can certainly increase your risk of high blood pressure. Some of the major factors include eating too much salt, a lack of regular physical activity or being overweight or obese. However, some of the risk factors for high blood pressure are things that you cannot control such as:
  • Age (about half of people over the age of 65 have high blood pressure)
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Ethnicity (high blood pressure is more common among people who are of African, South Asian or First Nations, Inuit or Métis heritage.)
If you belong to an at-risk group, talk to your doctor about your blood pressure as soon as possible. Make sure you are getting regular blood pressure checks and listening to your doctor’s advice on the best preventive measures.

(Next week - Myth # 4)

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At July 20, 2011 at 3:03 AM , Blogger Marlee said...

Way to go myth busting! Great blog, I'm a happy new follower :).

At July 20, 2011 at 9:37 AM , Blogger lindy said...

So glad to see such a useful site, what a great idea for a blog!

At July 20, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

This is great info. We've got high blood pressure in the family (and high stress levels) so this is one place where I am extra careful!

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

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At July 20, 2011 at 10:26 PM , Blogger Pondside said...

Well, you already know why such a post has huge meaning for me. I urge everyone to pay attention to this and if you have high BP get treatment - and tell your adult children to do the same!

At July 21, 2011 at 9:47 AM , Blogger High Heeled Life said...

Great post and info!!! Thanks for visiting .. I'm in Ontario... and now following your blog too!!! HHL

At July 21, 2011 at 5:50 PM , Blogger gkbccb said...

My family does have a history of high BP. Ty for sharing this.. :/
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