News Local One in four Cypriots suffers from high blood pressure, doctors say

One in four Cypriots suffers from high blood pressure, doctors say

In Cyprus, 25% of the population suffers from high blood pressure the Cyprus Society of Cardiology says, adding that in people over 60 years of age the percentage doubles. The Society also warns that one third of people suffering from high blood pressure is unaware of it.

Marking World Hypertension Day, the society organised a public event at a Nicosia shopping centre on Friday, May 17 and one in Limassol shopping centre on May 18, in an effort to raise awareness about the condition, which, as it says in a press release, is one of the “most significant and frequent factors” increasing the risk of a stroke or a heart attack.

“According to data 25% of the population in Cyprus suffers from hypertension, that is to say that one in four is hypertensive, while the percentage increases in people over 60 years of age, as one in two presents with high blood pressure,” the press release says.

It continues noting that it is also important that one in three people does not know it and therefore does not regulate his or her blood pressure.

According to the Cyprus Society of Cardiology the first important step is to diagnose hypertension and the only way to do that is by checking it. The second step is to treat it.  High blood pressure can be dealt with by living a healthy life, having a good nutrition, exercising, dealing with obesity and stress, stopping smoking and pharmaceutical treatment.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

Hungary imposes border checks, quarantine to prevent spread of virus

    Hungary has imposed new restrictions on cross-border travel as of next Wednesday in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after a surge...

EU Foreign Ministers to discuss EU-Turkey relations

    Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicos Christodoulides, departs on Monday morning for Brussels to attend the EU Foreign Affairs Council which will be held...

Paphos highest, Limassol lowest number of Covid-19 cases as share of population

    Paphos district continues to record the highest number of coronavirus cases as a share of population, closely followed by Larnaca. According to the KIOS platform...

Australia’s Victoria state marks week of triple-digit coronavirus cases

  Australia's Victoria state marked a week of triple-digit increases in new coronavirus infections on Sunday, while a community outbreak in neighbouring New South Wales...

Further easing of restrictions in force from today

  The further easing of restrictions on gatherings and in the outdoor areas of catering establishments come into force from today, July 12, reflecting what...

Taste

Kolokasi (Taro Root)

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg kolokasi (taro) root ½ kg pork (lean belly pork or shoulder) cut into large cubes 6 tbsp olive oil 1 head of fresh celery,...

Moungra

Moungra is a traditional Cypriot mezze which consists in cauliflower pickled in fermented bread dough and typically served as an appetizer or meze. It...

Cheesy Eggplant Rolls

Ingredients 4 Eggplants 2 tbsp olive oil 1 chopped onion, 2 grated carrots 1 garlic clove (sliced) ¾ of the cup finely chopped canned tomato, ½ ts sugar 1 ts oregano 2 tbsp...

Black eyed peas with chard (Louvia me laxana)

Ingredients: 2 cups black eyed peas small lemon (juice) + 1 tsp lemon zest 1 bunch Cypriot chards olive oil & lemon for serving salt & pepper Method: Step 1 Put the...