This week is Hypertension week and so we decided to shed some more light on one of the most common lifestyle conditions in our population. In South Africa, Hypertension is as high as 1 in every 4 people between the age of 15-64 years old.
If you’re thinking of picking up that salt shaker, think again! Heart disease is the number 1 leading cause of death globally. A high salt intake is a major cause of high blood pressure. 1 in 3 adults in South Africa have high blood pressure which in turn increases the risk for heart disease, heart attacks, stroke and kidney failure. Your Dietician can assist you if you have any of the above mentioned conditions.