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MOH: Hypertension Shows No Early Symptoms, Called «Silent Killer»
18 May 2017
Coinciding with the World Hypertension Day 2017, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has pointed out that hypertension often shows no early symptoms, thus it is called «Silent Killer». However, the symptoms, if any, include severe headache, rapid heart rate (pulse) and dizziness.
 
Through an awareness infographic published on its Twitter account, The MOH introduced how to diagnose high blood pressure, by means of measuring blood pressure regularly, which shows the level of blood pressure, systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure.
 
Besides, the MOH highlighted that the ways to prevent high blood pressure include checking blood pressure regularly and eating healthy food rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and proteins, as well as reducing salt intake (of less 5 grams or one teaspoon per day) and foods high in saturated fat. The ways of prevention also include maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking and exercising at a rate of 150 minutes per week.
 
 
 



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