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Risk of heart attack and stroke due to high blood pressure!

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New Delhi . Before ‘World Hypertension Day’, experts have said that the longer a person’s blood pressure remains uncontrolled, the more harmful it will be for him. This can cause heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney problems.

‘World Hypertension Day’ is celebrated every year on 17 May. This year’s theme is, “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.”

Resistant hypertension (BP above 140/90 despite the use of medications) is high BP that does not respond well to treatment. About 20 percent of patients with high BP or hypertension are resistant.

Dr Devi Shetty, founder and chairman of Narayana Health, told IANS that uncontrolled high blood pressure is undoubtedly one of the most serious health concerns.

The cardiologist said, “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 188.3 million people in India are affected by high blood pressure. Shockingly, only 37 per cent of these individuals receive a formal diagnosis and even less Percent starts treatment by emphasizing the need for regular blood pressure checks, especially when you reach the age of 20.”

Dr Mayur Jain, cardiothoracic and heart and lung transplant surgeon at P. D. Hinduja Hospital and MRC, Mahim, told IANS: “Diagnosis of uncontrolled hypertension involves careful assessment of the patient’s medication along with obesity, sleep apnea and “Involves identification and management of other causes of high blood pressure.”

He said, “Excessive pressure on the artery walls due to high BP can cause damage to the blood vessels and body organs. The higher the BP and the longer it remains uncontrolled, the more damage it can cause. This can lead to heart attack, stroke.” , Heart failure, and kidney problems may occur.

Importantly, resistant hypertension may cause no symptoms for months and years, but it can pose a significant health risk.

“High BP does not show worrying symptoms, hence it is often ignored, but I urge everyone to never delay treatment,” Dr Refai Shokathali, senior interventional cardiologist at Apollo Hospital, told IANS. “It has serious long-term consequences.”

Dr Anand Pandey, senior director, Max Hospital Vaishali, told IANS, “Many factors like non-adherence to medication, sedentary lifestyle and excessive salt intake, kidney disease or obstructive sleep apnea, hormonal imbalance, genetic predisposition etc. Can lead to resistant hypertension.

The doctor said that to effectively reduce resistant hypertension, there is a need to pay attention to things like medicine, lifestyle and stress.


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