Matters of the Heart – Hypertension management

Matters of the Heart – Hypertension management

Matters of the Heart – Hypertension management

Hypertension
Hypertension (HTN) is the most prevalent non-communicable disease in both developed and developing countries including India. Uncontrolled blood pressure is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) such as heart attacks and stroke, and are responsible for one-third of total deaths in India. In India it is estimated that at least one in four adults has hypertension but, only about 12% of them have their blood pressure under control. The latest NFHS 5 data estimated that 21 per cent of females over 15 years have hypertension as opposed to 24 per cent of males in the same age group. Twelve per cent of women and 9 per cent of men say that on two or more occasions they were told by a doctor or health professional that they have hypertension or high blood pressure. Raised blood pressure is among the most important risk factors for CVDs. Moreover, it remains poorly controlled due to low awareness about hypertension, lack of appropriate care through primary care and poor follow up.

Consumer VOICE efforts on Hypertension awareness on social media

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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
  • Vertigo
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pounding in chest, neck, or ears
  • Loss of balance

How to Maintain Normal Blood Pressure

Absolute Must

Maintain Blood Pressure

Resources on Hypertension

NFHS-5 data on hypertension in india

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Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)

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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.

IHCI May 2022 |  Report Highlights

Hypertension Myths and Facts

Hypertension in India – Factsheet

Hypertension

World Hypertension Day – 17 May 2021

Measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer!

Hypertension affects more than 30% of the adult population worldwide, more than one billion people around the world. It is the main risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, especially coronary heart disease and stroke, but also for chronic kidney disease, heart failure, arrhythmia and dementia.

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. The details of the study could be found here.

Consumer VOICE welcomed 2021 with this great decision.  The campaign for the elimination of trans fats in oils has finally seen the light of the tunnel.  After more than a year’s hard work and efforts, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has announced that all edible refined oils, vanaspati, bakery shortening, margarines, vegetable fat spreads and mixed fat spreads may only contain up to 3% trans fats by January 2021 and 2% or less trans fats by January 2022. The move is the first step by FSSAI towards fulfilling its commitments made in 2018 to reduce trans-fats in both edible oils and in all foods.

Videos on Hypertension 

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The Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN) — the country’s apex nutrition authority — has updated its dietary guidelines, advising against sugar for children under two years of age. Read More

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Rising levels of hypertension or high blood pressure in the country are alarmingly threatening kidney health, according to health experts on Wednesday, ahead of World Kidney Day Read More

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