Monday, May 17

World hypertension day, May 17.

World Hypertension Day is a day designated and initiated by The World Hypertension League, which is itself an umbrella to organizations of 85 national hypertension societies and leagues. This 2021 year's theme is "Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer" to combat low awareness rates worldwide. People who are suffering from Hypertension can take free online classes on accurate automated blood pressure measurement.

Hypertension is the primary risk factors for cardiovascular disease which is also known as Silent Killer due to its unknown symptoms.

  • High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is defined as systolic blood pressure equal to or above 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure equal to or above 90 mm Hg.
  • Two out of five adults in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are affected by high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure is a leading cause of premature death worldwide.
  • High blood pressure is called a “silent killer”, with no apparent symptoms.
  • An unhealthy lifestyle can increase the risk of high blood pressure, such as: eating too much salt (sodium), being overweight and not getting enough exercise, as well as using tobacco.

  • Raising awareness about the symptoms of hypertension.
  • Encouraging blood pressure measurement. 
  • Knowing methods of early prevention of high blood pressure. 
  • Highlighting the prevalence of high blood pressure in society. 

Hypertension Symptoms
- Severe headache
- Blurred vision
- Breathlessness
- Fatigue
- Nausea
- Nose bleeding

People who are suffering from hypertension, are advised to have healthy food.
Leafy greens
- Berries, especially blueberries
- Red beets
- Skim milk, Buttermilk and Yoghurt
- Oatmeal
- Bananas
- Salmon, mackerel, and fish with omega-3s
- Seeds
- Barley
- Tomato
- Whole Wheat
- Jowar
- Bajra
- Green Peas
- Cucumber
- Karela
- Oats
- Moong Dal
- Poha
- Onion
- Papaya
- Amla
- Green chana

Here's what you can do:
Eat healthy foods. Eat a heart-healthy diet.
Decrease the salt in your diet. Aim to limit sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Increase physical activity.
Limit alcohol. 
Don't smoke.
Manage stress.
Monitor your blood pressure at home.

Blood Pressure Levels
Normal systolic: less than 120 mm Hg diastolic: less than 80 mm Hg
At-Risk (prehypertension) systolic: 120–139 mm Hg diastolic: 80–89 mm Hg
High Blood Pressure (hypertension) systolic: 140 mm Hg or higher diastolic: 90 mm Hg or higher

Info by Jagran, Wikipedia, Mayoclinic.

Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer"

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