High blood pressure is one of the main risk factors associated with premature health and long-term illness due to CVD (cardiovascular disease). CVD is the leading cause of premature death in Ireland with about 10,000 deaths per annum - approximately 8,000 coronary related and 2,000 stroke related.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is often called “the silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms. Did you know that over 40% of adults aged over 45 have undiagnosed high blood pressure. Alongside the importance of having your blood pressure checked regularly.
Here are five things you can do to ensure that you do to maintain normal blood pressure.
When someone says Collagen, whats the first thing you think of? At a recent in-store pharmacy promotion we were surprised how many customers thought Collagen was just taken to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Collagen is a lot more than an anti-wrinkle supplement.
Did you know that the Department of Health and Safefood published a survey which showed that 80% of Irish adults do not have the correct dietary balance and supplementation. Why is this?