Hypertension is a condition called high blood pressure, during which the arterial blood pressure raises to high level from the round level of one hundred and twenty.
The commemoration of the day which began in 2005 by the World Hypertension League, is a global effort towards mobilizing resources in tackling the disease.
It was in concerted efforts to check the deaths arising from Hypertension that the world health organization called for increased sensitization about the disease which they described as the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality.
A reliable statistics shows that more than 50% of the population who are hypertensive are unaware of their condition while over 1.5 billion people are currently living with hypertension.
year’s celebration with the theme measure your Blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer focuses on combating low awareness notes about the disease especially in low to middle income areas.
What are the causes of hypertension and its symptoms, a consultant with the FMC Umuahia, Dr Chimezie Okwuonu explain
According to Dr Okwuonu some hypertension are hereditary while some are cause by drugs consumption, chemically prepared food and obesity.
Has there been adequate sensitization about the disease, a medical practitioner Dr Francis Asiegbu reacts.
According to Dr Asiegbu, there is low awareness about the disease and emphasizes the need for people to always go for high blood check
What should be done to check the spite of the disease, Dr Okwunonu who is the State Chairman Nigerian Medical association reacts.
Dr Okwuonu advised people to always go for BP check, engage in regular exercise, eat natural food. As the World marks this important event today there is the need for government at all levels to channel resources towards reducing the complications posed by the disease while the atreens on their part should go for regular bold pressure check to live healthy