High blood pressure

High blood pressure is number one risk factor of death, according to Global Burden of Disease project. Approximately, 10.44 million people die annually from high blood pressure related diseases. That said, hypertension alone does not kill, but it multiplies the risks of developing cardiovascular disease, and heart attacks and stroke events.

Generally, high blood pressure is caused by loss of elasticity properties of the arteries. Stiffness in arterial walls provides an environment for blood to press against the walls of the vessels and potentially cause damage. The main cause of such occurrence is poor diet high in fat and low level of physical activities.

Crossroads Pharmacy provides an educational program as well as medication to prevent future events of hypertension and improve the quality of life.

author: Dr. Marian Davis

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