This is a condition in which the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. Hypertension is regarded as a silent killer that is often driven by obesity.
However, it can also be defined as blood pressure above 140/90. It can lead to an increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.
According to the World Health Organisation, 17.9 billion people died in 2019 with hypertension a main factor.
The major causes of this silent killer disease are
3. being overweight
4.lack of physical activity
Being a chronic disease, hypertension cannot be cured but can be managed with medication. Doing medical checkup and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you in dealing with the disease.
Sadly this chronic disease has no symptoms and if untreated it can cause you serious health conditions.
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