Blood pres­sure a silent killer

Southern Telegraph - - Health & Beauty -

One in three Aus­tralians have high blood pres­sure with the con­di­tion be­com­ing known as the silent killer.

Grange Phar­macy phar­ma­cist and owner Jane Ri­ley is ad­vis­ing lo­cals to have their blood pres­sure checked reg­u­larly, even if they feel per­fectly fine.

“Check­ing your blood pres­sure reg­u­larly is an es­sen­tial step in un­der­stand­ing how healthy your heart and vas­cu­lar sys­tem are,” she said.

“It has no ob­vi­ous signs or symp­toms and can lead to se­ri­ous health con­cerns such as a stroke, kid­ney dis­ease, heart fail­ure and heart at­tack.”

The phar­macy is of­fer­ing quick and free blood pres­sure checks and mon­i­tor­ing.

Ms Ri­ley said the phar­macy’s trained prac­ti­tion­ers could quickly and eas­ily mea­sure blood pres­sure and pro­vide ad­vice on sim­ple life­style changes to help im­prove the over­all health of cus­tomers.

“Be­cause your heart can't al­ways let you know what’s wrong, it's im­por­tant to have your blood pres­sure checked reg­u­larly,” she said.

For peo­ple who ex­er­cise less than 30 min­utes a day, smoke, are over­weight, have a fam­ily history or a diet high in salt the risks may be even higher, and a blood pres­sure check more nec­es­sary.

On the cor­ner of Ennis Av­enue and Grange Drive, the phar­macy is open from 7.30am to 10pm ev­ery day of the year for all of your health care needs.

Con­tact 9592 7700.

Pic­ture: Den­tist @ Health

Den­tist and owner An­dre Roux, prac­tice man­ager Karen Mid­dle­ton and den­tal as­sis­tant Rhearne Gil­lan.

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