High blood pressure happens when the heart pumps blood around your body at a pressure too high. This can damage and weaken your blood vessels, leading to dangerous health issues. The Health Promotion Board recommends a healthy blood pressure reading of less than 120/80 mmHg.
Here are some shocking facts about high blood pressure:
#1 More than 50% of Singaporean elderly have high blood pressure.
#2 High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke and heart attack, which shows no signs or symptoms.
#3 An average Singaporean eats 60% more salt than needed. This is because the food we eat outside has a lot of salt.
Speaking of salt and high blood pressure, watch this video to find out more!
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