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Hypertension

21 September 2019

WATCH: Blood pressure in our 30s has lasting impacts

Urgent attention should be given to efforts to control blood pressure through clinical services and public health interventions, the study's researchers suggest.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) explains that a good flow of blood to the brain can reduce harm to the organ, which in turn means healthy tissue which keeps it in top shape.

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Dr Jacomien de Villiers qualified as a specialist physician at the University of Pretoria in 1995. She worked at various clinics at the Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Hospital, these include General Internal Medicine, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiology. She has run a private practice since 2001, as well as a consultant post at the Endocrine Clinic of Steve Biko Hospital.

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