RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement TAGSdr liam glynnfeaturedhealthhypertension No vaccines in Limerick yet Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list Print Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleTogher Talk – Michael StoranNext articleLimerick lensman making waves Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Linkedin NewsHealthLifestyleHigh blood pressure affects one in four Irish adultsBy Liam Togher – May 30, 2013 1049 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures WhatsApp ONE quarter of the adult population in Ireland is affected by hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure.That’s according to Dr Liam Glynn, who was speaking during the Irish Heart Foundation’s (IHF) recent campaign for World Hypertension Day which included free blood pressure checks across the country, with the busiest stop being the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle, where more than 120 people availed of the facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Glynn explained that the condition, despite affecting a quarter of the adult population, can be very difficult to diagnose and that adequate treatment is essential.“It is symptomless so we won’t know if people have it and it is very dangerous because it is a significant cause of heart attacks and strokes, which we are trying to prevent due to their implications.”Dr Glynn stated that only one in three adults with hypertension are diagnosed with the condition, and that only 33 per cent of those diagnosed are treated to an adequate level.He stressed the importance of going for a blood pressure check, as hypertension is difficult to spot but very preventable.“The best way to spot hypertension is to get your blood pressure checked. That’s the big message we’re trying to get across that no matter how stressed, fit or overweight a person is, they could have high blood pressure.As blood pressure increases with age, Dr Glynn recommends that any person over the age of 50 should get a blood pressure check every six months, and the same for any person who has been diagnosed with hypertension.He added that lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, weight loss and a low fat diet can help to ease people’s blood pressure.“I recommend exercising for 20 minutes a day, five days a week and weight loss also helps as there is a direct relationship between weight and high blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake and stick to a low fat diet, and if you are diagnosed, it’s important that you are on the right treatment and that you take your medication every day.”
Saina Nehwal produced a spectacular performance as she eased past fourth-seed Sung Ji Hyun of Korea to storm into the second round of the ongoing Australian Open Superseries, here at the Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday.The London Olympic bronze-medallist registered a comfortable 21-10, 21-16 win over her Korean opponent Ji Hyun in an opening-round clash that lasted 39 minutes.With the triumph, Nehwal took her head-to-head tally to 5-2 against Ji Hyun.The defending champion will now lock horns with either Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi or Malaysia’s Sonia Cheah for a place in the quarter-finals.In the men’s singles event, Kidambi Srikanth, who recently clinched his maiden Indonesia Open title, also progressed through to the next round after sweeping aside qualifier Kan Chao Yu 21-13, 21-16 in a clash that lasted just few minutes less than half an hour.He will next face World No. 1 Son Wan Ho, who the Indian defeated in the semi-finals of the Indonesia Open last week.Meanwhile, B.Sai Praneeth rebounded strongly from a game down to post a 10-21, 21-12, 21-10 win over Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia. He has now set up China’s Huang Yuxiang.Ajay Jayaram and H.S Prannoy suffered a major blow as they knocked out of the tournament after going down against their respective opponents.While Jayaram suffered a 21-14, 10-21, 9-21 defeat against seventh-seed NG Ka Long Angus of Hong Kong, Prannoy went down 19-21, 13-21 at the hands of England’s Rajiv Ouseph.