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

Ex NRL star Dave Shillington lists Queenslander home in Grange

first_imgFormer NRL player Dave Shillington is selling his home in Grange.FOOTY fans have a chance to score the Brisbane house belonging to ex rugby league star Dave Shillington.The former Gold Coast Titans forward, who hung up his boots in 2016, is selling his three-bedroom property at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, Dave Shillington is selling this house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange.Set on a level, 810 sqm block on two lots, the Queenslander home has traditional features such as polished timber floors, VJ walls and high ceilings, but has been given a modern update.The family room on the lower level could be used for a home business. The pool at the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange.There’s also potential to add further value in the future by renovating the lower level to create more bedrooms and bathrooms. Even with the inground pool, there’s plenty of room to kick a footy around in the backyard. The back deck on the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, which is for sale (minus the dog).Built in 1929, 31 Myrtle Street holds significant history within the area as the original dairy house.Records show Shillington paid $680,000 for it in 2012.Shillington played 215 NRL games, 14 Tests for Australia, four for the Prime Minister’s XIII, eight for Queensland and two NRL All Stars.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago The kitchen in the house at 31 Myrtle St, Grange, which is for sale.During his 12 year career, he played for the Sydney Roosters, Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans.These days, the 36-year-old is an NRL State of Mind project officer and involved with Playbook Coach. There is plenty of room to kick a footy around in the backyard.The property is being marketed by Alistair Macmillan and Sam Hagen of Ray White Wilston and is scheduled for auction at 6pm on March 12.last_img read more

‘Hollow’ promise to protect teachers over gay marriage

first_imgChristian Institute July 1 2013Promises to protect teachers who believe in traditional marriage are “hollow”,  former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe has said.Miss Widdecombe also said the Government wants to “gag” anyone who disagrees with David Cameron.She highlighted the case of a school teacher who is already under investigation for opposing gay marriage before it’s even been legalised.PromoteThe former minister said the Government’s assurance that no teacher would be required to promote views that go against their beliefs is an “excellent principle.”But she said: “Unfortunately it is also a hollow promise.“Even before the Bill is law members of the teaching profession are being penalised for refusal to sign up to the new state orthodoxy.Investigation“A teacher from South London is now under investigation because she refused to teach children that disagreeing with gay marriage is automatically homophobic.“So not only is she not allowed freedom of conscience but she is expected to teach children that nobody else is.”Lord Dear read a letter from the South London teacher in the House of Lords during committee stage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last week.http://www.christian.org.uk/news/hollow-promise-to-protect-teachers-over-gay-marriage/last_img read more