New Delhi, May 16, 2016: According to the WHO, hypertension, which is most commonly known as high blood pressure, is estimated to affect more than one in three adults aged 25 and over, or about one billion people globally. It is one of the most important precipitators of heart disease and stroke - thereby making it the number one cause of premature death and disability around the world.
Sharing their thoughts, Dr. S.S Agarwal - National President and Padma Shri Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal - Honorary Secretary General IMA and President HCFI in a joint statement said, "High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Hypertension risk factors include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history. Early diagnosis and simple, healthy lifestyle changes can keep high BP from seriously damaging your health."