FACTS ABOUT
HYPERTENSION

WHAT IS HYPERTENSION

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a widespread vascular disease.
Persistent high blood pressure can damage organs such as the heart, brain or kidneys, and can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Hypertension or high blood pressure, is a common condition that will catch up with most people who live into older age. When it is too high, it raises the heart's workload and can cause serious damage to the arteries. Over time, uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

SILENT KILLER

Easy to ignore. There's no warning signs or symptoms.

Silent killer because it may have no outward symptoms for years. 1 in 5 people with the condition do not know they have it.
It can quietly vessels, brain, and kidneys if left untreated. It's a major risk factor for strokes and heart attacks in the U.S.

UNCONTROLLED

Over 50% of those high blood pressure suffers are uncontrolled due to;

FDA Recall Antihypertensive medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients of
a voluntary recall of several drug products including losartan, valsartan, amlodipine, irbesartan,
and hydrochlorothiazide
due to cancer causing ingredients and unwanted side-effects.

INACCURACY

The Majority of Patients with Hypertension are Not Controlled.

White coat syndrome : Higher BP only at the hospital
Non-dipping : Doesn't reduce during sleep
Masked : Normal at the hospital, but high outside

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