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High blood pressure: Global total almost doubles in 4 decades
 

High blood pressure: Global total almost doubles in 4 decades

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The number of people with high blood pressure nearly doubled between 1975-2015, with developing countries seeing the largest rise, a new report reveals.
 
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17 Nov 2016 - General
 
I guess, the reason why there is a sudden increase in patients with hypertension is the lack of education. Mainly because some patients who manifest signs and symptoms of Hypertension tend to say that they have normal blood pressure when in fact their BP revealed 150/100mmhg or sometimes 140/100mmhg. They need a proper explanation that when they are given a maintenance medication they should take it regularly. However, in the mindset of others they rather choose not to take it for they assume th...
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In the past, hypertension and other lifestyle-related diseases are more prevalent in Western countries. One of the reasons why there is a decreasing trend in the epidemiology of hypertension in the West is because of increased awareness. Since hypertension has long been a public health concern in their region, government and organizational efforts have been made to educate the general public on preventive strategies such as diet, and exercise. Also, majority of these countries have managed healt...
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