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How To Release Hypertension

Teachers: Learn how to release hypertension

HYPERTENSION, or high blood pressure, is called the “silent killer” because sufferers really experience symptoms. Yet, it kills millions of people every year. You can feel perfectly fine until you visit your doctor for a regular check-up.

The Malaysian Society of Hypertension announced last month that some 43 per cent of Malaysians aged over 30 have high blood pressure. Analysis shows that Malays make up 34 per cent, followed by the Chinese (32 per cent) and Indians (29 per cent).

There are dozens of reasons why your blood pressure might be too high. One common cause is ageing. Other factors include eating too much salt, not exercising enough, smoking, eating too much saturated fat, obesity, drinking too much alcohol, and some illnesses such as diabetes. Temporary hypertension can also be caused by pregnancy, taking certain types of medicines and fever.

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, treatment depends very much on the root cause. Your doctor may prescribe special medications or simply a change in diet and exercise.

If high blood pressure runs in the family, you can take preventative care by keeping a low-fat diet, and by monitoring the amount of salt and MSG in your diet.

By Ellen Whyte

Below are some useful links for teachers to fight against hypertension.

Malaysian Society of Hypertension

Contains latest news about local studies and tips that discuss what dishes to avoid, available treatments and more.

The Blood Pressure Centre

Discussions about types of high blood pressure, low blood pressure, pheochromocytoma, anti-hypertensives, high blood pressure in children and more.

MayoClinic Hypertension

A discussion of signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, and tips for treatment, self-care and coping with hypertension.

Heart Healthy Cooking

Learn to cook and eat healthy with these low-salt recipes. Includes a free weekly newsletter to keep those creative cooking ideas flowing.


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