WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020 – May 17 : High Blood Pressure

WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2020 – May 17 : High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a major cause of health problems such as heart attack, heart attack, and kidney disease, which can also cause dementia. Many people with high blood pressure do not have any symptoms and do not know that they have it, and often people discover it only after having a heart attack or heart attack.
This day is celebrated on May 17 every year. The main goal of the day is to educate the public and bring awareness to hypertension.

The event is being organized by the World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organization of 85 blood pressure societies and leagues worldwide.
The theme of this year is to know your numbers, and WWH wants to encourage more and more people to engage in May Measurement Month. Launched in 2017, the initiative will establish volunteer screening sites in many locations around the world to test blood pressure for more people. Blood pressure is determined by the volume of your heart pumps and the blood flow in your arteries. Your heart pumps more blood and the narrowing of the arteries increases blood pressure.

Did you know that high blood pressure or high blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease? So, in 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) named it the ‘number one killer’ in the WHO report. In addition, it is said that the risk of heart attack is four times higher and that the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) is two times higher than normal blood pressure.


About Hypertension:

In a very busy life right now, people do not have time for themselves, and they feel tense and tense, leading to high blood pressure. As mentioned above, this is a type of condition called hypertension. A person with high blood pressure has a negative impact on their health and is unable to concentrate on their work. People become unreliable in many kinds of activities. Therefore, high blood pressure is another name for high blood pressure, which can cause serious complications and increase the risk of heart disease, heart attack and death.
Do you know that blood pressure is a force exhaling blood against the walls of blood vessels? According to the World Health Organization, the development of the processed food industry has affected the amount of salt in the diet around the world, which plays a role in hypertension.

  • Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure and it is a systolic blood pressure equal to 140 mm Hg and / or diastolic blood pressure equal to or greater than 90 mm Hg.
  • Two out of five adults in the eastern Mediterranean have hypertension.
  • It is a major cause of premature death worldwide.
  • It has no obvious symptoms.


Treatment of High Blood Pressure/Hypertension:

Blood pressure is measured by a sphygmomanometer or a blood pressure monitor. It is measured in two categories: systolic and diastolic (MMHG). We can tell you that the 120mmHg systolic reading indicates pressure as the heart pumps blood around the body. A diastolic reading of 80 mmHg refers to the pressure at which the heart is at rest and is filled with blood.

Blood pressure can be controlled through diet and lifestyle before reaching high blood pressure. Exercise regularly. According to the guidelines prescribed by doctors, people with high blood pressure should perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise. People should exercise, jogging, cycling or swimming at least 5 days a week. Medication helps to reduce blood pressure and develop strategies for managing avoidable stress.


Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure/Hypertension:

As we know, this disease is known as the Silent Killer and it does not cause any symptoms. But it can also damage the heart system and internal organs like the kidneys.
In addition, high blood pressure can cause sweating, restlessness, sleepiness and shyness. A person with hypertension can experience headaches and runny nose.
Prolonged hypertension can lead to atherosclerosis, which results in vascular contraction. It can cause heart attacks, strokes, abnormal inflammation of the arterial wall, severe bleeding, kidney failure and heart attacks.


Types Of Hypertension:

Hypertension is divided into two primary types of hypertension and secondary hypertension.
Primary hypertension: High blood pressure caused by any other condition or disease is called primary or essential hypertension. This can be the result of a number of factors, including the level of plasma in the blood and the hormonal activity that regulates blood volume and pressure. It is also affected by environmental factors such as stress and lack of exercise.
Secondary hypertension: If hypertension is caused by another condition. There are specific reasons for this, and another problem is complaining. It can occur as a result of kidney disease, diabetes, the rare cancer of the adrenal gland, pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperthyroidism, pregnancy and obesity.


May Measurement Month (MMM)

It is a global awareness campaign initiated by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), consisting of some of the world’s leading scientists, physicians, health care providers and allied health care workers, all with a common interest in high blood pressure research.
MMM was launched in 2017 to educate people about blood pressure and reduce the adverse effects of high blood pressure on health.

Did you know that blood pressure is a risk factor for global death that can cause heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems?
Approximately 10 million + lives are disabled each year due to high blood pressure, and only half of people with high blood pressure know about it.
Every year in May, volunteers around the world measure blood pressure in cities, towns and villages as part of MMM. In just 2 years, they estimated the blood pressure of over 2.7 million people. In the inaugural year MMM17, blood pressure was estimated at more than 1.2 million.

According to the results published in a paper in The Lancet Global Health ahead of World Hypertension Day 2018, more than 150,000 people have previously been diagnosed with hypertension and over 100,000 with adequate treatment. . Last May, MMM’s team and volunteers reached nearly 15 million people.
Therefore, World High Blood Pressure Day is celebrated on May 17 to educate people on hypertension, its type, and symptoms and how to cure it. There is no doubt that high blood pressure is a silent killer because the symptoms do not go away quickly, but gradually it can lead to many diseases, including kidney disease and heart disease.


Goals of Hypertension Day:

  • Raise awareness of the symptoms of hypertension.
  • Promotes the measurement of blood pressure.
  • Knowing ways to prevent hypertension early
  • Highlight the spread of hypertension in society.
  • Increase public awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of hypertension.
  • Support, access and facilitate networking with investigators, teachers, colleagues, clinics, and students interested in hypertension and related diseases globally.
  • Support research to best care for people with high blood pressure.
  • To promote multi-disciplinary collaborative research.
  • Develop a consensus and guidelines for the prevention and treatment of hypertension.
  • Serve local communities.
  • Provide education and training worldwide.
  • Reduce the frequency and effect of high blood pressure and related conditions

Statistics related to High Blood Pressure/Hypertension:

The prevalence of hypertension is in Africa (46% of adults) and the lowest prevalence is in the US (35% of adults).
Overall, high-income countries have lower rates of high blood pressure (35% of adults) than low- and middle-income groups (40% of adults) – thanks to better access to successful multi-sector public policies and health care.

As people get older, blood pressure begins to rise, reaching 3.2% among 15-24 year olds, 51.2% between 55-64 years old, 65 years and older. People have up to 70%. The prevalence of pre-hypertension was increased in 46.3% (3 million) men and 34.3% (more than 2 million) women.


Natural methods for treating High Blood Pressure:

Your eating habits can drastically affect your blood pressure. Choosing the right diet is essential to keeping yourself healthy. Here is a list of things to keep it under control.


1. Eat less salt – Eat a small amount of salt as sodium intake can increase blood pressure. Eating salt increases the amount of sodium in your blood and reduces your kidneys’ ability to remove water.

2. Include bananas in your diet – Potassium-rich bananas are great for lowering blood pressure. To include more bananas in your diet, include them in your cereal, cake, bread, smoothie and shake.

3. Load the greens – Known as the main ingredient for lowering or maintaining high blood pressure or blood pressure, these green leaves are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and folate .

4. Oatmeal – Eating a high fiber diet can help maintain a healthy blood pressure and create oral miracles, which can reduce systolic and diastolic pressures. So incorporate this low-sodium food into your pancakes, cakes, cereals, and others.

5. Watermelon – Watermelon contains the amino acid L-citralin, which has been shown to lower blood pressure. It is a heart health that promotes foods rich in lycopene, fiber, potassium and vitamin A, all of which lower blood pressure.


Ayurveda For High Blood Pressure/Hypertension:

  • In Ayurvedic Home Remedies there are some foods that can help reduce high blood pressure or high blood pressure.
  • Drink a cup of mango juice, about an hour later, add half a cup of hot milk, a pinch of cardamom, a pinch of nutmeg and a spoon of ghee.
  • Orange Juice and Coconut Water Add two parts orange to one part ratio. Drink two to three times a day to half a cup.
  • Try some cucumber raita along with your meal. Cucumber is a good diuretic.
  • Moong dal soup is also good for people with high blood pressure, including seethafal, cumin and a pinch of turmeric.
  • Honey water can also help. Drink one cup of warm water with one teaspoon of honey and five to 10 drops of apple cider vinegar and drink it first thing in the morning.


Be sure to consult your doctor before going on any diet. On this world high blood pressure day, let’s pledge to live a healthy lifestyle and ensure good health and well being.

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