Hypertension myths that are commonly believed.
Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie highlights that despite the abundance of information available on hypertension, there are still many misconceptions and myths surrounding the disease. Dr. Ikhisemojie notes that these myths are dangerous and can lead to wrong messages being spread to the public, making it harder for people to understand and manage the condition. Dr. Ikhisemojie debunks some of the myths, including the belief that thinking too much causes hypertension, that a rise in blood pressure is not serious, and that high blood pressure is inevitable with age. Dr. Ikhisemojie emphasizes that hypertension is a silent killer and that lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise, quitting smoking, reducing salt and sugar intake, and eating better meals, can help prevent the condition. Dr. Ikhisemojie also notes that people consume more salt than they realize, and that salt is present in many foods other than table salt.