World Hypertension Day is celebrated on 17th May of every year. This year’s theme to spread awareness about this life-threatening condition was ‘Measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer.’
According to the National Health Survey, in India around 33% urban population and 25% rural population are at the risk of high blood pressure also known as the silent killer. And another startling fact shared by the World Health Organization is that the blood pressure of only about 12% people in India remains under control.
Dr. Siddhant Jain, Director Cardiac Sciences and Chief Interventional Cardiologist at Shalby Hospital, Indore gave useful tips on how to prevent health-related issues caused due to hypertension. According to him, if one is living a stressful life with too many burdens to deal with, then a person should be aware about the stress-related health problems. If one ever experiences headache, chest pain, dizziness, feeling confused, bleeding nose, etc., one should immediately consult the doctor as these symptoms could prove fatal to one’s life. In such cases, one is also advised to reduce sodium intake as salt is harmful for patients suffering from high blood pressure.