Matters of the Heart – Hypertension management
Consumer VOICE efforts on Hypertension awareness on social media
How do you know if you are having hypertension?
Ideally, the normal blood pressure in human beings is 120/80 mm. Hg. A blood pressure of 140/90 mm. Hg. or above is considered high. If blood pressure has been monitored regularly for a week and recorded above 140/90 mm. Hg. on two or more occasions, the person is diagnosed to be hypertensive.
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
The highest of blood pressure will sometimes go unnoticed due to want of symptoms. The only way to know one has high blood pressure is to get it measured. Due to the lack of symptoms, hypertension is also called a silent killer. The symptoms one might experience could include:
- Headache with or without heaviness of head
- Fatigue or confusion
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
- Difficulty in breathing
- Blood in the urine
- Pounding in chest, neck, or ears
- Loss of balance
How to Maintain Normal Blood Pressure
Resources on Hypertension
NFHS-5 data on hypertension in india
Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)
India Hypertension Control Initiative Study
The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) a multi-partner initiative conducted a cohort study in 24 IHCI sites in four Indian states — Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana was jointly funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Indian Council of Research (ICMR). The aim of the study was to strengthen hypertension or high blood pressure management and control by surveilling and treating patients.
Hypertension Myths and Facts
Videos on Hypertension
HYPERTENSION IN NEWS
June 5, 2023 | The Asian Age
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