High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition whereby blood is pumped around the body at a pressure beyond the norm. This silent killer is also one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease, which kills 17 people every day in Singapore, according to the Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF). In 2017, cardiovascular disease accounted for one out of three deaths here.
Consistently high blood pressure can also cause kidney damage and loss of eyesight, among other things. This means getting your blood pressure checked — and then getting it in check — should be a priority. As with anything else so crucial to your health, it’s important never to ignore the advice of your doctor or trusted health professional, and any prescribed medications should be taken as directed.
However, high blood pressure is often the result of poor health and lifestyle choices, and as such can be considerably improved by making small changes to your daily routine. Here are seven natural ways to lower blood pressure: