If you have high blood pressure you are at greater risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia than someone who does not have high blood pressure. The strain caused by high blood pressure on the vessels can clog them and make them weak. This, in turn, can lead to narrow blood vessels and clots, which can cause damage to the heart or brain.
High blood pressure can affect anyone but there are certain factors that can increase the likelihood of getting it: • Family history • Increasing age • Overweight/obesity • Pre-existing medical conditions like kidney disease, diabetes etc. • Stress
High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer" because it rarely has any symptoms. Some people however may experience a headache, dizziness and fatigue. The only way to make sure is to measure your bp with a bp apparatus.
The Blood Pressure Association recommends all adults should have a blood pressure check at least once a year. If your blood pressure is above 'optimal' (i.e. more than 120/80mmHg) or you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you should have it checked more often.
It is a disease transmitted through the bite of infected, female Anopheles mosquito.
Malaria causes cyclical fever and shivering, pain in the joints, headache, weakness, and repeated vomiting. In severe cases, convulsions and kidney failure can result.
An artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is recommended as the front-line treatment for malaria, due to the increase of drug-resistant parasites that have rendered traditional anti-malarial drugs, such as chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, ineffective
Typhoid is a disease caused by bacteria in contaminated food and water.
Yes. The bacteria that causes typhoid is present in contaminated food and water and can be transmitted through the oral-fecal route. Typhoid is common in areas with inadequate water and sanitation facilities where waste water mixes with drinking water.
Yes. The vaccine has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organization and has been found to be safe in clinical trials on 112 adult volunteers conducted by Oxford University.
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