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World Hypertension Day 2017

World Hypertension Day is celebrated every year on 17th of May to raise the public awareness about the hypertension, its preventive measures and complications. Learn more about Hypertension with AcuMed.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is a chronic health condition where the pressure of the blood flowing through the arteries is persistently high. Hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.

Types of Hypertension:

  1. Primary Hypertension: It is the most common type of hypertension (>90% of all cases) and usually associated with unhealthy lifestyle (obesity, excess salt intake) and genetic factors.
  2. Secondary Hypertension: It is caused by underlying condition such as kidney disease or hormonal disorder

Symptoms:

Most patient with hypertension have NO symptoms. However some may experience headache, giddiness, fainting spells, and neck aches

Treatments:

  • Have a regular check-up
  • Monitor your blood pressure
  • Anti-hypertensive medicine and have a well-balanced diet