Each year, the World Health Organisation, focuses on a major health issue to mark World Health Day. This year it highlighted the death-related risks associated with high-blood pressure (also known as hypertension).
It increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure and if left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can also cause blindness, irregular heartbeat and heart failure.
High blood pressure is preventable, and can be countered by reducing salt intake, eating a balanced diet, avoiding the harmful use of alcohol, taking regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding tobacco use.
Find out what you can do to lower your blood pressure and live longer and healthier by reading the presentation below.