Southern African Hypertension Society

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How can I be affected by hypertension?

People may develop hypertension because it runs in their family or due to lifestyle habits, such as harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, overweight, high salt intake, or stress.








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  4. World Health Organisation. A global brief on hypertension Silent killer, public health crisis. WHO 2013