When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked, or encouraged your loved ones to do so too? Nearly half of adults with hypertension – high blood pressure – are unaware that they have it. Apart from more than R10 billion in healthcare costs per annum in South Africa, we lose loved ones who could have lived long, healthy lives if only they had screened and intervened early, writes Dr Mosima Mabunda, Head of Wellness at Discovery Vitality