World Hypertension Day observed

World Hypertension Day observed

Islamabad (Web Desk): World Hypertension Day was observed on Tuesday all over the world including Pakistan with a focus on creating awareness about the disease and its symptoms.

The theme of the Day is "Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control it, Live Longer".

Hypertension occurs when blood pressure rises to an unhealthy level of 140/90.

It is considered to have touched a dangerous level when the blood pressure measurement goes over 180/120.

Hypertension is a major cause of chronic kidney disease, stroke and heart failure.

High-stress levels, obesity, poor dietary habits, and a sedentary lifestyle are major causes of hypertension.

World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17 to bring awareness and attention to this silent epidemic.

According to the WHO, hypertension is a major cause of premature death and nearly 1.13 billion people across the world are currently experiencing or living with high blood pressure.