In 3 South Africans At Risk As Result Of High Blood Pressure

In 3 South Africans At Risk As Result Of High Blood Pressure

One out of every eight people in India suffers from high blood pressure, as per the latest and the recent study by a Union health ministry defensive health programme that screened 22.5 million adults across 100 districts in India in 2017 has found.

Hypertension is also the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Many people with the condition, which is also known as hypertension, don't even know they have it.

Experts say the theme has been chosen because blood pressure checks take no more than five minutes.

Hypertensive crisis occurs at what time there is a sudden increase in blood pressure, potentially causing organ damage. After following 86,507 women and 17,104 men for an average of 12 to 16 years, the researchers found that using grilling, broiling or roasting to cook meat or fish more than 15 times a month increased the risk of blood pressure by 17 percent compared to those who used these methods less than four times a month. The reports state that incidence of high blood pressure has increased from 23 per cent to 42 per cent in the urban NCR population and 11 per cent to 28 per cent in rural NCR.

ISH president Neil Poulter said: "Raised blood pressure is the biggest single contributor to global death and the worldwide burden of disease, and May Measurement Month has already begun to lay strong foundations for significantly increasing public understanding". The risk of developing high blood pressure also increases as you get older. It is advisable to focus on the lifestyle risk factors of hypertension that you can change.

In South Africa, the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS), linked to the ISH screening initiative, will be running screening days and raising awareness of hypertension in May. "I was then put on chronic treatment".

But Ndlala only realised she had the condition when she fell pregnant.

"This is despite the availability of numerous blood pressure lowering medications and is largely due to people not taking the medication because they have had side effects or worry that they will have side effects". "It was monitored and I was placed on treatment", she said.

The fact that no known cause of hypertension is derived among 90 per cent of patients and majority not even aware that they have hypertension until they observe symptoms related to heart disease, makes the scenario rather grim. My other brother died in 2016 because the condition led to kidney failure.

Don't drink: Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. "I manage my health with pills". Aim to eat a diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grain and high fiber foods, fat free and low fat or 1 % dairy products etc.

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