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Now it’s your time to Check Your Blood Pressure

More than 40 years old?
It’s time to take care of yourself.
Hypertension is the No. 1 cause of death in the world.
It's never too early to be diagnosed, so #checkyourbloodpressure.

High blood pressure is also called Hypertension.

Hypertension is:

  • When blood pressure is higher than normal.
  • A chronic disease that requires treatment.

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Why should you get your blood pressure checked regularly? 

When your blood pressure is higher than normal, you are in danger of experiencing1:

  • Heart attack.
  • Stroke.


How is your blood pressure checked?

One simple and easy test can be done by a health care provider. 

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What are the causes of Hypertension?

High blood pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and medical conditions.1

Lack of physical activity
Excess weight
Excessive salt intake or too little potassium
Excessive alcohol intake
Chronic heavy smoking

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What can you do to prevent high blood pressure?

1. Diet

Eating healthily can lower blood pressure.

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2. Exercise

Find our advice and exercises adapted for you. Read our articles to learn more.

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3. Relax

Read our articles to learn more and find tips to relax.

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For more information, talk to your doctor.


What do you know about Hypertension?

Download our leaflet to know more about this disease.

Increase your knowledge about Hypertension.

What is it and why get checked? How to take control of it?

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1. World Health Organization. A global brief on hypertension: silent killer, global public health crisis: World Health Day 2013. Published June 25, 2013.