May 17th is recognized as the World Hypertension Day. This year the same is falling during the second run of the May Measurement Month.
May Measurement Month is an initiative of the International Society for Hypertension. The prime objective for the launch of May Measurement Month is to provide blood pressure testing in more than hundred countries. All the blood pressure testing charges will be funded, and the patients will get their blood pressure tested free.
The 2017 campaign witnessed a massive reach of about 1.2 million peoples. The campaign proves to be a boon for millions who are deprived of the adequate healthcare facilities.
If you are a hypertension patient or if you have any medical history of hypertension amongst your precedents, you must keep two things handy with you. The first thing is regular monitoring of your blood pressure. The second thing is by knowing a few factors that preserve and nourish your heart health. Clinch in these two factors and your heart will be healthy forever.
Medical professionals do make it mandatory to check your blood pressures routinely. It is an initiative from the medical community to evacuate the community from the burden of heart disorders.
If you suffer from blood pressure disease, then you are also prone to Hypertension. It is because the Blood Pressure and the Hypertension go hand-in-hand. Hypertension results when your blood pressure levels in the arteries remain elevated. The normal range of the blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm. The 120 in the numerator signifies the systolic pressure. It is the maximum pressure when the heart undergoes contraction. The 80 in the denominator signifies the diastolic pressure. Diastolic pressure represents the minimum pressure when the heart experiences relaxation. If you have any fraction higher than the above, say, e.g., 130/90, you are said to have high blood pressure.
Hypertension is the sole contributor to the cardiac arrests and cardiovascular diseases. Also, it also leads to other conditions such as the chronic kidney diseases and dementia.
On this occasion of the World Hypertension Day, let us all pledge to take care of our heart.