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MAPPED: How does UK’s high blood pressure rate compare with Europe?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affected about 15 per cent of people in the UK, aged 18 or over, in 2014, a report has revealed. That’s the lowest rate of high blood pressure in all 47 studied member countries of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), an organisation run by cardiovascular healthcare professionals. The average rate of hypertension was 24.2 ...

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High blood pressure symptoms: 49p herb could lower risk of heart attacks

Oregano contains the chemical carvacrol, which can be used to reduce blood pressure, scientists have claimed. The herb, which can be bought from 49p, doesn’t contain sodium – a high blood pressure risk factor. Having high blood pressure puts extra stress on blood vessels, as well as vital organs, including the brain, kidneys and eyes. The condition – also known ...

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