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The Lowdown on Managing High Blood Pressure

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major issue across the globe, affecting 1.13 billion people worldwide. Impacting this are three risk factors. Firstly, the fact that there are often no symptoms relating to hypertension and secondly, around 20 percent of conditions are not effectively managed. Thirdly, unchecked this can lead to heart disease as well as a wide range of other serious and life-threatening illnesses.

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Foods that Help with Hypertension

The common belief that Thai food is far healthier than the diet of fatty foods in the West is not necessarily untrue. However, it obscures the reality of some of the most pressing health crises in Thailand, one of which is hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP).

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Hypertension Prevention: 4 Simple Tips for Healthier Blood Pressure

Hypertension is well worth preventing. In the past 40 years, the number of adults with hypertension the medical term for high blood pressure has nearly doubled, to more than 1.1 billion worldwide.

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Getting Ahead of Hypertension

When was the last time you spoke to your doctor about your blood pressure?

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