Thursday, September 29, 2022

Research: Poverty raises blood pressure, shocking WHO report

Rising blood pressure due to poverty: In the last 30 years, there has been a big change in the case of high blood pressure. Its incidence is declining in high-income countries and increasing in low-income countries. Rich countries have learned over time how to control high blood pressure, but what about poor countries?

Poverty and obesity are also the main causes of high blood pressure, according to the latest World Health Organization report. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. Most people do not get timely treatment due to lack of knowledge.

Researchers at the WHO and Imperial College London have published this joint study on high blood pressure in the world-renowned science journal The Lancet. According to research, currently 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from high blood pressure. When one’s blood pressure reaches 140/90 level, it is called high blood pressure.

The WHO says, 201. In the year 17 million people died of heart disease. High blood pressure is responsible for one-third of these deaths. This is also because patients with hypertension do not understand the disease. Its symptoms are not visible, so the disease is also called silent killer.

Professor Majid Izzati of Imperial College London described it as a condition related to poverty. According to him, in countries connected to Africa, South Asia and the Pacific islands, patients are still not getting the treatment they need.

How to avoid

If a person suffering from obesity loses one kg of weight, then blood pressure decreases. Blood pressure is related to the waist. If a man’s waist is more than 40 inches and a woman’s waist is more than 35 inches, the risk is higher. It takes 20 minutes for the heartbeat to return to normal after smoking. It is better to give up.


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