Hypertension – Our doctor’s opinion

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Hypertension – Our doctor’s opinion

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Hypertension – Our doctor’s opinion: understand everything in 2 min

 High blood pressure is nicknamed the “silent killer” and this is not a free claim! It is a major risk factor for potentially fatal or very incapacitating diseases, such as myocardial infarction or stroke.

High blood pressure, even when it is very high, usually goes unnoticed because it does not cause any symptoms. My first tip is: Have your blood pressure checked regularly when possible, or take opportunities to take it yourself when devices are available in some public places, such as pharmacies.

My second tip is about treatment. It is understood that changing lifestyle habits (physical exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, stopping smoking, etc.) is essential. However, if your doctor has to prescribe medication for you, make sure you take them regularly and especially not to stop them without his advice! As hypertension is asymptomatic, many patients mistakenly believe they are cured, stop their medication and run unnecessary risks!

An Dr Jacques Allard MD FCMFC

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