Know BP, Stay Happy!

Author: Dr. Raghavendra L, MBBS MD (LABORATORY MEDICINE, AIIMS)

“Awareness about High Blood Pressure (BP) and its monitoring is the need of the hour. People who control their blood pressure are able to live healthy and fulfilling lives.”

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Hypertension is a silent, invisible killer that rarely induces symptoms. In the United States, almost one in three individuals are affected by hypertension, of whom 80% are aware of the condition and only a half of those use medications to control it. What we see as hypertension in the clinics is just a tip of the iceberg, most cases remain largely undiagnosed. The fact that it is a forerunner to more sinister diseases like diabetes and stroke makes it all the more important to be aware of it. Continue reading “Know BP, Stay Happy!”