Hypertension is the single major risk factor for stroke, which is a highly preventable medical condition globally, irrespective of age and sex, reveals a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
Globally, World Hypertension Day is organised and celebrated each year on 17th May. Here's why you need to manage your BP levels starting with maintaining your weight.
While there are foods that help manage hypertension, there are certain drinks that may reduce high blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the biggest health concerns in the world.
With 30 per cent of deaths in India attributed to hypertension and diseases triggered by it, health experts across the country cautioned youngsters to regulate their eating habits and improve fitness.
In the world full of weight loss diet, we have the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or the DASH diet, which is believed to help treat hypertension or high blood pressure.
Change in the lifestyle of the youth, lack of nutritious food, steroids and oral contraceptives are among the major reasons that are causing hypertension among the young population.
With one in every three Indians suffering from hypertension and heart ailments responsible for over 30 percent of deaths in the country.
About 7 percent of kids between the ages of 3 and 18 have elevated blood pressure, also called hypertension or pre-hypertension.
One third of India's population is likely to suffer from hypertension by 2020, with around 20 per cent of the rural population too to be a victim, said health experts.