What you need to Know about HYPERTENSION / HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

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PREDICTIONS

  • Hypertension is a major concern in Africa and without preventive action, an estimated 150 million people will suffer from it by 2025 (WHO)

STATISTICS

  • More people (12.5% in Sub Saharan Africa) die from Cardiovascular Diseases compared HIV/AIDS (12.3%) or malaria at 7.3%..

SILENT KILLER

  • It does not present obvious symptoms that compel the sufferer to seek medical attention. It is the most common cause of heart attacks, heart failure, stroke and other serious complications.

PROGNOSIS

  • Reduction of the blood pressure by 5 mmHg can decrease the risk of stroke by 34%, of ischaemic heart disease by 21%, and reduce the likelihood of dementia, heart failure, and mortality from cardiovascular disease.

 

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