World Hypertension Day

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High blood pressure is often called the 'silent killer'. Most of the time, high blood pressure (hypertension)...

High blood pressure is often called the "silent killer". Most of the time, high blood pressure (hypertension) has no obvious symptoms to indicate that something is wrong. The best ways to protect yourself are being aware of the risks and making changes that matter.

A few facts to be aware of: Many people with high blood pressure don't even know they have it. Often the signs and symptoms are misunderstood. High blood pressure develops slowly over time and can be related to many causes. High blood pressure cannot be cured. But it can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes

Fighting back against the "silent killer": High blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) is a symptomless "silent killer" that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems. While there is no cure, using medications as prescribed and making lifestyle changes can enhance your quality of life and reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and more.

Make life changes that matter: Eat a well-balanced diet that's low in salt. Limit alcohol. Enjoy regular physical activity. Manage stress. Maintain a healthy weight. Quit smoking. Managing blood pressure is a lifelong commitment: If you have high blood pressure, educate yourself about HBP and learn how to monitor your blood pressure at home. Armed with this information, you can commit to living heart healthy. By adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

You can fight high blood pressure: While heart disease is still the No. 1 killer in the India and around the world, death rates have decreased significantly. Earlier and better treatment of high blood pressure has played a key role in its decrease.

Stress to Control High Blood Pressure: The importance of stress management: In today's fast-paced world filled with increasing demands, stress management is a life skill and a lifesaver. It's also important to note that while the link between stress and high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is still being studied, stress is known to contribute to risk factors like a poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption.

Fight stress with healthy habits: Learn to fight stress by making choices like talking with family and friends and making time for physical activity. These habits not only improve your health — they also rejuvenate your general well-being.

-Dr Atla Srinivas Reddy, Hyderabad

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