The Philippine Health Statistics (2019) has shown that Hypertension was the second leading cause cause of morbidity in the Philippines, following acute respiratory tract infection. Hypertension occurs when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels becomes too strong due to various factors such as genetics, age, and unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
Know if your blood pressure reading is normal.
Normal blood pressure
Systolic <120, Diastolic < 80
Elevated blood pressure
Systolic 120-129, Diastolic < 80
Hypertension Stage I
Systolic 130-139, Diastolic 80-89
Hypertension Stage II
Systolic ≥140, Diastolic ≥90
Who’s most at risk?
Older individuals (the risk increases with advancing age)
Individuals with obesity
Individuals with a family history of hypertension (i.e. relatives who had or have high blood pressure)
Individuals who consume a lot of sodium (salt) in their diet
Individuals who drink a lot of alcohol
Individuals who do not get a lot of physical activity
Complications of Hypertension
Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
How to Prevent High Blood Pressure/ Hypertension
Reduce the amount of salt in your diet
Lose weight if you are overweight or have obesity
Avoid drinking too much alcohol
Exercise at least 30 minutes per day most days of the week
Get your cholesterol levels tested at the CIF clinic or at the comfort of your own home.
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