How to reduce high cholesterol and high blood pressure

Find out what it means to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and how to reduce them to lower levels at Jaga-Me.

Understanding high cholesterol and high blood pressure

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a condition where your resting blood pressure reading is more than 140/90 mmHg. It affects 1 in 4 Singaporeans aged 30 to 69 and can lead to serious chronic problems such as stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, heart disease and the narrowing of blood vessels in the body. Complications include heart attacks.

Risk of having high blood pressure is increased if there is a family history of high blood pressure, if the individual has hormonal imbalance, is overweight, has an existing kidney condition or smokes.

High Cholesterol

High blood cholesterol is one of the top causes of death in Singapore. Implications of high cholesterol can lead to increased deposits of fatty substances in your blood vessels, increasing the chances of strokes and heart attacks and the narrowing of blood vessels in the limbs.

Individuals with a family history of high cholesterol, with a BMI above 23 kg/m2, have a sedentary lifestyle and have a diet high in fats and cholesterol are at higher risk of developing high cholesterol.

Finding out if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol

Unsure if you have a clean bill of health? Fret not as our healthcare professionals or JagaPros can help you get a blood pressure and cholesterol reading in no time. High blood pressure can be detected with a simple blood pressure measurement, whereas cholesterol levels have to be determined by a lipid panel or blood test done after 9 to 12 hours of fasting.

If you do indeed have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, rest assured that our doctors and nurses will advise you on the best course of action and be of assistance to come up with a treatment plan for you. We will also offer tips on how to effectively reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol to lower levels.