Dont get your Blood Pressure up thinking about ‘the vaccine’!

In the current times, to begin anything with a note about the much anticipated vaccine makes sure that your attention is caught!

Whether a vaccine that ‘works’ will reach you, eventually, may just be a matter for speculation! Whether that vaccine will be safe is what will be worrying to you and to everyone!

Wait and watch, masterly inactivity and watchful expectancy is what I recommend for everyone waiting with bated breath. Unless you are yourself involved in either the research or the regulatory supervision, the vaccine development process doesnt need you! So why fret? Dont get all worked up thinking about the vaccine.

High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is consistently too high. Normal blood pressure is when the Systolic (upper number) <120 mmHg and diastolic (lower number) <80 mmHg. Anything more than this can be classified as either Elevated Blood pressure in the early stages or as proper Hypertension (stage 1 and 2 at higher levels).

Hypertension is so common in our modern day lives, that most of us will eventually develop hypertension, sooner than later given our lifestyles.

  • Most of the time there are no obvious symptoms.
  • Certain physical traits and lifestyle choices can put us at a greater risk for high BP.
  • If left untreated, the damage that high BP does to your circulatory system is a significant contributing factor to heart disease, stroke and other effects on health.

Prevention is the best ‘cure’ for high BP. Simple measures are what you and me need to incorporate into our daily lives.

Please circulate the below posters to your family, friends and colleagues, to spread the correct information. Might as well read something other than vaccine news !

Published by Delta Zulu Consultancy

I am a Public Health Specialist with a passion for sustainable promotion of human co-existence with the environment! My areas of interest and expertise are Health Risk Communication and Community Engagement, Food Safety, Environmental Medicine and Mass Gathering Medicine. I believe in leveraging the power of technology to capture the imagination of people to inspire them to achieve their health potential, in a sustainable manner. I aspire to empower my partners and motivate stake holders to consistently seek 'work around' solutions, while hoping to achieve an utopian ideal balance.

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