World High Blood Pressure Day was celebrated today across the world


Lahore (Mudasir Qadeer) World High Blood Pressure Day(Hypertension day) was celebrated today across the world, including Pakistan. Blood pressure is the force with which the heart pushes blood into the arteries. In this regard, the purpose of celebrating the day was to inform the public about the causes, symptoms, timely diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures of high blood pressure. 52% of people in Pakistan are suffering from blood pressure disease and 18% of people suffer from this disease every year. 42% of people are not aware that they are suffering from this disease. 18% of youth and 33% of people aged 45 years in the country are suffering from this disease, while every third man at the age of 40 years has high blood pressure. Becomes a patient. One billion 25 million people worldwide suffer from this disease, about 20 percent of the world’s population is suffering from high blood pressure. This day was first observed in 2005 and since 2006 this day has been celebrated on May 17 every year. A person may face many medical problems due to blood pressure, but the most important ones are diabetes and kidney diseases, which are directly related to blood pressure fluctuations. Also known as the silent killer, high blood pressure has no detectable symptoms, and it appears when your health starts to suffer. According to medical experts, 120/80 or higher Low blood pressure is normal but if it is 140/90 or more you need treatment and as anyone can suffer from it but certain people are at higher risk.Medical Superintendent Government Kot Khawaja Saeed According to Hospital Dr. Ijaz Butt, high blood pressure can appear at any age and if you haven’t had your blood pressure checked for a long time, then do it and the idea that you are still young and you are safe from blood pressure can be dangerous because the current The rate of young people with high blood pressure has increased in recent years and it is important to get your blood pressure checked at least once a year from the age of 18. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, he said. If you already have high blood pressure and it puts you at risk, it’s important to start preparing for it early and get your checkups done so it doesn’t become a more serious problem.Prof. According to Dr. Khalid Mehmood Khan, Off Medicine, Allama Iqbal Medical College, blood pressure can increase at any age, but its risk starts increasing rapidly after 40 years. You can’t turn back the clock, but you can definitely make your blood pressure checkups regular. A home blood pressure monitor is now common and must be kept, often there are blood pressure patients who are unaware of it and do not go to the doctors and if not do so, various diseases like eye, The risk of heart and kidney problems increases, while, if you are a smoker and eat a diet high in salt, you have a high risk of high blood pressure. Speaking on the topic of natural prevention of blood pressure, Professor of Medicine Dr. Javed Iqbal says that if you are obese, it is the biggest risk factor for high blood pressure. This is almost a 100% certainty, especially if you have an abscess. But the good news is that even if you lose even five kilos in your weight, it will reduce the blood pressure level, so it is important that you start preparing for it in advance and keep your checkups. So that it does not become a more serious problem. Professor Dr. Javed Iqbal further said that if you are diagnosed with certain diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, high cholesterol or thyroid disease, the risk of high blood pressure is also doubled. increases. Medicines given for the treatment of these diseases can also lead to increase in blood pressure. The diet is also special for people suffering from this disease, especially salt should be avoided, but there is no shortage of food that is good for the mouth. It also maintains taste and keeps blood pressure at a naturally balanced level. Nutritionist Dr. Daniel Sheth, while discussing the benefits of natural foods that balance blood pressure, said that bananas are a natural source of potassium. And they are not only rich in potassium but also low in sodium (salts) which makes it an excellent fruit or food for people suffering from high blood pressure, while yogurt is rich in calcium, the lack of which can lead to high blood pressure. can increase Yogurt is also low in salt and consuming six ounces three times a day helps in normalizing the blood pressure rate and is also enjoyed by everyone. They said that cinnamon blood pressure. It has the ability to play a charismatic role in normalizing the blood while at the same time it also lowers the cholesterol level. Similarly, potatoes are high in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. Fish is an excellent source of protein and vitamin D, both of which help lower blood pressure, while barley Oatmeal is an ideal and delicious choice for people suffering from high blood pressure, this food is rich in fiber which helps in keeping
Similarly, beetroot, a vegetable rich in nitric oxide, lowers blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. Beetroot is very beneficial for keeping blood pressure under control, you can use it in different ways. Referring to the nutritional requirements to prevent blood pressure, he said that almonds are rich in protein, fiber and magnesium. They are also helpful in preventing high blood pressure. Lack of magnesium in the diet leads to high blood pressure, the habit of eating a few almonds daily can help maintain blood pressure at a healthy level. High blood pressure for human health due to various reasons in the fast-paced life. Hypertension is becoming a major problem and worryingly, young and middle-aged people are more prone to this disease. The cause of hypertension or high blood pressure is not only mental stress and stress, but also consumption of fast food instead of fruits and vegetables, smoking and physical inactivity. According to cardiologist Professor Haroon Aziz Babar, who is associated with the Department of Cardiology at King Edward Medical University, 50% of people over the age of 40 suffer from this disease, so it can be called a very common disease. High blood pressure does not have many symptoms, only 10% of people have symptoms, its common symptoms are headache or feeling of heaviness, fast heart rate, increased sleepiness, lethargy and shortness of breath. He said that one of the problems with this disease is that people who suffer from it do not know that they have this disease, so they keep ignoring it. Professor Haroon Aziz Babar informed that high blood pressure gives rise to many dangerous diseases, including problems ranging from brain haemorrhage, heart and kidney diseases to vision. If you take stress, it increases blood pressure. In addition to stroke, there is a risk of heart attack and there is also a risk of kidney failure and vision loss. Talking about the awareness of this day, medical experts emphasize the need to focus on lifestyle. According to them, recognizing the fact that life is life, people should follow a simple lifestyle and exercise. In particular, it is necessary to ensure that the environment at the workplace is free from mental stress.


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