Today, May 17 is the day to talk about hypertension. Hypertension is a disease that affects millions all over the world.
It is estimated that 4 in each 10 adults have high levels of blood pressure. Hypertension is the main risk factor for disease burden worldwide. Strokes and heart attacks are two of the main consequences of hypertension.
A healthy lifestyle can help combat hypertension. Some attitudes towards life can help make a difference:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Reducing salt intake
- Practicing regular physical exercise
- Maintaining a healthy weight
The best way to learn how good your health is, and if you are in risk of having high blood pressure or other health condition, is to do a check-up. Medical Port offers a wide range of check-ups from the most general to the most specific ones. Learn more about our check-ups in our website.
May is the month of Hypertension awareness at Health Abroad. It is estimated that 4 in 10 adults globally suffer from hypertension. Raising awareness to the disease is important to put the spotlight in the preventive measures that can be taken to lower these numbers. Read our previous blog posts of the hypertension month: