The World Hypertension Day (WHD), an annual initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL) aims to screen three million adults and is encouraging everyone to contribute data by contributing reports on blood pressure between 17-24 May to help them reach this goal.
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The WHL is encouraging people to celebrate the day with rigorous blood pressure measurement and make awareness efforts in the community and clinical settings.
Some of the most common triggers for a high or low blood pressure usually include obesity, stress, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
The medical condition can be explained as, blood pressure levels exceeding 140/90mm Hg.
Hypertension, also known as ‘the silent killer’ is affecting one billion people worldwide, with about 90 per cent cases triggered by a host of factors, including high stress levels, poor dietary habits, obesity and a few other health issues.