High blood pressure affects one in four Irish adults

first_imgRELATED 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.center_img 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.”last_img read more

“Astra Zeneca is safe and effective” – EMA

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp By News Highland – March 18, 2021 Facebook Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter The European Medicines Agency says the Astra Zeneca covid vaccine is safe and effective.It follows a meeting of Europe’s health regulator to review the data on blood clots developed by a small number of people in Europe after they were vaccinated.The use of the jab was suspended in a number of countries, including Ireland as a result.The EMA could not definitively rule out a link with particular blood clotting and will start an awareness campaign.However the Executive Director of the EMA, Emer Cooke, reiterated the organisation’s view that the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks of side effects………….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cooke5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The temporary suspension of the jab in Ireland has led to around 30 thousand people having their vaccinations delayed.HSE chief executive Paul Reid says they plan to get to those healthcare workers and medically vulnerable people as soon as possible…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/preid5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Pinterest Previous articleBook celebrating Donegal’s Boxing history – Peter O’DonnellNext articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries Thursday March 18th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest “Astra Zeneca is safe and effective” – EMA Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+last_img read more

Pirates, Cardinals to Play in Williamsport during Little League World Series

first_img The Blog Pennsylvania is excited to support this important project to upgrade Historic Bowman Field and bring the Pirates and Cardinals to Williamsport for the first MLB game at the park.As a lifelong and avid baseball fan, I am pleased to welcome this historic game as another part of Pennsylvania’s storied connection to our national pastime.I want to thank Senator Gene Yaw, Major League Baseball and Little League International for their partnership in making this become a reality. Read more about the August 20 game here.   SHARE  TWEET March 09, 2017 Pirates, Cardinals to Play in Williamsport during Little League World Series Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Haniff,Khan, and Adams emerge as champions at Massy United golf tourney

first_imgUNDAUNTED by the four-month absence from the Golf Course due to steady,unseasonal rains and an almost impassable road, Golfers turned out with great enthusiasm for the massive Massy United 4th Annual golf tournament last Saturday. The top stream was a refreshing net range of 73 – 76, with some ten golfers in the range, comprising F Haniff, I Khan, C Adams – 73; Pur Persaud, P. London – 74; I Gouveia, M. Gayadin – 75: and A. Hussain, P Prashad and H. Tiwari – 76.Other golfers submitting scores ranged up to net 85. While the scores are generally much better for all the golfers, the long absence did not deter keen competitive scores as demonstrated by the top ten.Club Captain,Chatterpaul Deo,was high in his praise of the golfers for the effort the made to come out and play and to produce such a close range at the top.Winners of the day’s tournament were:1st – Fazil Haniff 73/87; 2nd – Imran Khan 73/80; 3rd – Carlos Adams 73/99. Best Gross – Imran Khan; Nearest to the Pin (3 feet) – Ian Gouviea; and Most Honest Golfer – Jorge Medina. (Any tie in golf – as in the case of 3 scores at 73 – is initially settled by the golfer with the better ‘back nine’ scores receiving the better place. The tournament was played under the open medal play system.)Meanwhile, Club President, Ramroop thanked Mr Jorge Medina and Macorp for the significant contribution made to the improvement of the road. Mr Medina in reply said that Macorp has been very happy to assist not only the Golf Club but also the Lusignan community in the improvement of the road.last_img read more