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South Africans, you could be living with a killer without even knowing it

Health experts are pushing young people to encourage their loved ones to check their blood pressure levels

Senior reporter

Half of South Africans with hypertension are unaware they are living with the life-threatening condition.

This is according to Prof Brian Rayner, nephrologist and past director of the Hypertension Institute at the University of Cape Town.

He said if blood pressure is not checked “you won’t know you have the condition until it strikes. Detecting hypertension early helps minimise the risks.”..

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