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What happens in the body?

Our heart pumps blood through our blood vessels to take oxygen and energy to different parts of our bodies. If the blood pushes too hard against the walls of our blood vessels, we are said to have high blood pressure. This damages the blood vessels, brain and kidneys.

Over time, this high pressure can damage the walls of our blood vessels and make our hearts work too hard. This puts us at risk of a heart attack or stroke. These illnesses are serious. But high blood pressure can be prevented and treated.

How do I know if I have high blood pressure? Click here.

What happens in the body?

High Blood PRessure Get Checked Go Collect-min

Our heart pumps blood through our blood vessels to take oxygen and energy to different parts of our bodies. If the blood pushes too hard against the walls of our blood vessels, we are said to have high blood pressure. This damages the blood vessels, brain and kidneys.

Over time, this high pressure can damage the walls of our blood vessels and make our hearts work too hard. This puts us at risk of a heart attack or stroke. These illnesses are serious. But high blood pressure can be prevented and treated.

How do I know if I have high blood pressure? Click here.

High blood pressure and COVID-19

The WHO has advised that people with high blood pressure (hypertension) are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and are more likely to become very ill if they do contract the virus. If your high blood pressure is untreated, your weakened immune system can make you more susceptible to an infection like COVID-19.

That is why it is more important than ever to continue taking your medication for hypertension. If you think you may have high blood pressure, get checked and start treatment immediately.

If you are stable on your medication, ask your nurse about registering for the CCMDD service so that you can collect your medicine quickly and easily.

High blood pressure and COVID-19

High blood pressure get checked go collect

The WHO has advised that people with high blood pressure (hypertension) are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and are more likely to become very ill if they do contract the virus. If your high blood pressure is untreated, your weakened immune system can make you more susceptible to an infection like COVID-19.

That is why it is more important than ever to continue taking your medication for hypertension. If you think you may have high blood pressure, get checked and start treatment immediately.

If you are stable on your medication, ask your nurse about registering for the CCMDD service so that you can collect your medicine quickly and easily.

With support from the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the National Department of Health.

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