Four Practical tips to build your defence against the world’s top silent killer

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Deolu Akinyemi

Last year, I witnessed someone slump in my presence after an engaging 5 minutes talk that betrayed no ailment.

This year, I was informed of a young guy who was arguing and just slumped. Yesterday, a man shared how his wife was dancing in church on Sunday and slumped.

The first person got brain surgery within the hour and is still hospitalized. The other two are dead.

High blood pressure is often referred to as a “silent killer” because it has no noticeable symptoms, yet it can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. The elevated pressure in the arteries can cause damage to the blood vessels, heart, and other organs, leading to conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. These conditions can develop slowly over time, causing damage without any noticeable symptoms, which is why it is important to monitor blood pressure regularly and seek treatment if it is high.

It is called a silent killer because high blood pressure often goes undiagnosed for a long time, as people may not realize they have it because they have no symptoms. This is why regular blood pressure monitoring and doctor visits are essential for managing blood pressure and reducing the risk of related health problems.

Today, we did a random sample of people’s blood pressure after a workers’ meeting, and the results were unnerving. There is no more potent killer than ignorance. What you don’t know is already killing you silently. When people die suddenly from undiagnosed high blood pressure, it always sounds like an arrow from the village. It’s possible that it’s an arrow, but you are the one who is ignorantly holding the bow!

Someone said, “but I don’t worry too much” well, worrying or not worrying is not the real cause of high blood pressure. It’s your arteries and the pressure with which your blood is flowing. You need first to know what your readings are, and then you can begin to take action steps. Some of which will include lifestyle changes and some medications.

Before you go the medical way, it’s advice you do. You can talk to a medical practitioner to guide you. You can, however, in the meantime, begin to make some changes in your lifestyle.

Studies have shown that certain character traits and attitudes are associated with lower blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health. Some of these include:

1. Optimism: Optimistic individuals have been shown to have lower levels of stress and improved cardiovascular health, which can lower blood pressure.

2. Gratitude: Practicing gratitude and focusing on the things one is thankful for has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve overall well-being, which can lower blood pressure.

3. Social support: Having a strong social support network has been shown to lower stress levels and improve overall health, which can lower blood pressure.

4. Self-Control: Developing self-control and the ability to regulate emotions can help lower stress levels and improve overall health, which can lower blood pressure.

In addition to these, you also need to eat healthy. You need to make a few dietary changes and begin to take herbal supplements regularly. You can find more information about which I do recommend from

Kind Regards,

Adeolu Akinyemi.

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