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World Hypertension Day 2022

Every year, World Hypertension Day is observed on the 17th of May to raise awareness and encourage hypertension prevention, detection, and treatment. The major risk factor for cardiovascular disease is high blood pressure, and hypertension is known as the “Silent Killer”. The force produced by flowing blood on the walls of the body’s arteries, or main blood vessels, is known as blood pressure. When blood pressure is excessively high, it is called hypertension. Blood pressure is measured as a two-digit figure. When the heart beats or contracts, the first number shows the pressure in blood vessels. The second number indicates the pressure in the arteries while the heart is at rest between beats.

Key Points:

  • Hypertension is often known as high blood pressure and is a dangerous medical condition that raises the risk of heart, brain, kidney, and other disorders dramatically. It affects an estimated 1.28 billion persons aged 30 to 79 globally, with the majority residing in low- and middle-income nations.
  • An estimated 46% of persons with hypertension are completely ignorant of their illness.
  • Hypertension is identified and treated in less than half of individuals (42 per cent).
  • Approximately one in every five persons (21%) has hypertension under control.

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