Drink Less – your heart will love you for it

Nearly one million people in Ireland have high blood pressure – a major cause of heart attack or stroke – and last year almost 9,000 people died from cardiovascular disease.  However, high blood pressure usually comes with an even bigger problem – a lack of symptoms.  Raised blood pressure is one of the most common alcohol-related health problems, but many people don’t realise they have it.  You can look after your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by drinking less alcohol and getting your blood pressure checked regularly.  Find out more at: http://askaboutalcohol.ie/health/effects-on-the-body/heart-health