"In a sense we are facing a national health emergency", Professor Rayner said, "but because the links between high BP and death, heart disease and stroke are indirect, public awareness is poor". In addition, women also showed a 17 percent lower risk of major coronary heart disease or stroke, and men a 21 percent lower risk. However, the beneficial effect of breastfeeding was not as strong for women who were obese.
Researchers found 34.5 per cent of those studied worldwide had elevated blood pressure (above 140/90mmHg).
"According to estimates, the annual cost of medical care incurred by patients with hypertension related disease in India is over a whopping 20 billion dollars", says Dr S Venkat Ram, director for South Asia Region, World Hypertension League.
Sedentry lifestyles, growing urbanization, tobacco use and fast food culture are some primary causes for high blood pressure.
This May, the AHA is launching a campaign to log three million blood pressure checks to encourage adults to know their numbers.
A blood pressure test is the only way to find out if your blood pressure is too high. Studies say that regular dynamic physical exercise for at least 30 minutes daily for most days of a week leads to 5 to 9 mm Hg reduction of systolic blood pressure.
Under new AHA guidelines announced past year, the definition of high blood pressure is lower, and the number of adults considered to have high blood pressure has increased - especially among adults under the age of 45. It is advisable to focus on the lifestyle risk factors of hypertension that you can change.
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"I went to the doctor because there was something wrong with my heart".
Reduce stress: Chronic stress may contribute to high blood pressure. "I try to control my stress levels because that shoots it up", Phillips said.
But Ndlala only realised she had the condition when she fell pregnant.
Blood pressure ambassadors are the people who spread the message among the people at places like churches, worship places, shopping malls, charitable events, social organizations, sporting events, and community events, etc. "It was monitored and I was placed on treatment", she said.
While the exact causes of high blood pressure are unknown, most of us are aware of the fact that there are certain factors that can cause high blood pressure even if you do not have a family history of the condition. He was on dialysis but that didn't help.
"Feeling anxious or stressed when you visit your GP can also raise your blood pressure".
Asians not only tend to have diets high in sodium, but they are genetically more sensitive to sodium, the researchers said.
The Browns have two first round draft picks, in the form of Heisman victor Baker Mayfield and Northeast Ohio native Denzel Ward. Last year, the show centered around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , including former OU defensive lineman Gerald McCoy .
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The Ponder Independent School District said it was placed on "heightened alert", but the area was later determined to be secure. Investigators said they were not looking for a suspect and were treating the shootings as a murder-suicide investigation.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker was due to present options to protect the substantial European investment in Iran. The trio will "present their assessment of the situation" to their colleagues over dinner, it was reported.
PASSENGERS at Melbourne Airport watched on in shock as a man breached security and tried to tear the door off a plane. Police believe he then crawled into the baggage area and into a secure zone, before running on to the tarmac.
Walmart Inc . registered $200,291 net activity with 0 insider purchases and 1 insider sale since December 11, 2017. Walmart's shares traded up 1.2% in premarket trading Thursday, at $87.11, in a 52-week range of $73.13 to $109.98.
The closures could save the company £10 million a year, as well as rent reductions being implemented in a further 71 stores. Shares in Mothercare were up 4.8 pence at 26.6 pence at 0832 GMT, valuing the business at 46 million pounds.
By 2030, the world is projected to have 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants, majority in developing regions. However, Delhi will overtake Tokyo in top spot by around 2028, the report said.
It further cements President Bashar Assad's dominant position over the most populated parts of Syria after years of fighting. They have moved to the opposition-controlled area in the north by Wednesday.
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