Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer. | SMN NEWS

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):— That was the theme for World Hypertension Day that was observed over the weekend on Saturday, October 17 under the banner: “Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!”

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the leading risk factor for illness and premature death from cardiovascular disease, according to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).

The Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a department from the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, calls on the public to be knowledgeable about their blood pressure number as this could be an early warning signal. Persons should have ...

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