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World health organisation reveals another silent killer disease

On Wednesday morning The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that globally there are nearly 1.3 billion people who are suffering from hypertension.

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

1. tobacco

2. alcohol

3. being overweight

4.lack of physical activity



7.unhealthy diet

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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