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Breaking news: South Africa's older generation tops the list of people living with high blood pressure

by , 06 February 2014

South Africa taking first place in this list is nothing to be proud of. We top the list of countries in the low- to middle income part of the world as the one with the highest number of people in the older generation living with high blood pressure. No matter what your age, you need to read this so you don't become just another statistic…

The older generation in South Africa holds the number one place on the list of people living with high blood pressure
 
This comes from a study done by the World Health Organisation, and it determined that South Africans over the age of 50 are more likely to be living with high blood pressure than anyone else living in other low- to middle income countries across the entire world!
 
Just over 3 800 people who took part in the study are from South Africa. 
 
And 78% of them have high blood pressure!
 
It’s shocking, isn’t it!
 
High blood pressure is a silent killer
 
Only around half of the group in the study know they have high blood pressure! And even worse is that of those who know, only a tiny number actually make the effort at controlling it.
 
So there’s no wonder high blood pressure is a silent killer!
 
With your risk of heart attack and stroke increasing when you have high blood pressure, it’s an absolute must for you to control it. 
 
Start today! Control your high blood pressure
 
After the age of 40, you need to really start taking note of the status of your blood pressure! Have your blood pressure checked at least once a year from the age of 40. And if it’s high, you’ll have to have it checked every six months and possibly go on treatment. 
 
Don’t fall victim to this silent killer… Have your blood pressure checked today!
 

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