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World Hypertension Day

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Published on May 21, 2013

What is World Hypertension Day?

World Hypertension Day has been established to highlight the preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.


What is Hypertension?
Chronic high blood pressure, also called the "silent killer".
OPTIMAL BLOOD PRESSURE = 120/80 mm Hg

What causes Hypertension?
Alcohol abuse, smoking, high salt intake, chronic stress, lack of exercise, genetic and environmental factors environmental factors and overweight/obesity as a result of a diet high in fats and sugar.

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