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PRESSURE, THE SILENT KILLER
pressure causes more preventable deaths than any other disease.
High blood pressure occurs when either the
blood vessels become too narrow, causing a strain as the heart pumps
harder to get the blood through, or the heart itself overworks, pushing too much
blood through with each beat and
placing a strain on the vessels.
If left unattended, this
disease can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and
increase the likelihood of a person contracting high blood pressure.
These include heredity, aging, overweight,
high salt intake, and high alcohol consumption.
Detection of high
blood pressure is often difficult due to a lack of symptoms manifested.
Because of this characteristic,
blood pressure should be checked once a year at minimum, and
more often as a person grows older.
and medication can work together to lower
Proper diet and a regular, doctor approved exercise program will often be
all that is needed
to control the problem.
If not, medication may be prescribed.
treatment is the key to lowering blood pressure and the rewards are a longer and
healthier life plus peace of
mind for you and your loved ones.
Any job that you are doing becomes hazardous when you forget that safety is the most
important part of any job, regardless of what kind of work you do.
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