World Hypertension Day being observed today 

Islamabad, May 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):World Hypertension Day is being observed on Tuesday with a focus on creating awareness about the disease and its symptoms. The theme of the Day is “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control it, Live Longer”. Hypertension occurs when blood pressure rises to an unhealthy level of 140/90. It is considered to have touched a dangerous level when the blood pressure measurement goes over 180/120.

Over a billion people live with hypertension which is a major cause of chronic kidney disease, stroke and heart failure. High-stress levels, obesity, poor dietary habits, and a sedentary lifestyle are major causes of hypertension.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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