18 Sep

Managing hypertension

If you have hypertension – high blood pressure – you’re not alone.

Hypertension affects one in five New Zealanders. It can increase with stress, excitement and exercise, and will also vary depending on your age.

If you have hypertension, you might not know it – there aren’t any signs or symptoms. This is why it’s often called the ‘silent killer’. Left untreated, the pressure can put your heart, kidney and other organs under extra strain, and can lead to stroke, heart conditions and kidney failure and other diseases.