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Hypertension and High Blood Pressure

Hypertension and High Blood Pressure
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Only one third of Nigerians with Hypertension are receiving treatment.

World Hypertension Day is an annual event that is celebrated on May 17th. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension is a very common condition, affecting 1 in 3 adults worldwide. It is a major risk factor for many health complications. The theme for World Hypertension Day is “Measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer.” This theme is very important, as accurate measurement of blood pressure is the first step in managing hypertension. Once hypertension is diagnosed, there are many effective treatments available to help control it. This can lead to a longer and healthier life.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of blood against artery walls is too high. This extra force can damage the arteries, heart, and other organs. If left uncontrolled, hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other health problems. There are many factors that can contribute to hypertension, including genetics, diet, stress, and lifestyle choices. In Nigeria, medical experts believe that the rising prevalence of hypertension is due to insecurity and poor socioeconomic conditions.

Hypertension often has no symptoms which prevents diagnoses.

According to estimates, hypertension affects between 30 and 40 percent of Nigeria’s population of over 200 million, which is equivalent to 60 to 80 million Nigerians. This is a significant portion of the population, and it is important to understand the causes and effects of hypertension in order to address it effectively. Hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is higher than normal. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including lifestyle choices, genetic factors, and underlying medical conditions. High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications. There are a number of ways to prevent and treat hypertension. Making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise.

Results of recent studies show almost 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension. However, only a third of this figure, approximately 27 million Nigerians, are currently on treatment. This is a concerning trend, as hypertension can lead to a number of serious health complications if left untreated. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which the force of blood against vessel walls is too high. This can damage the vessels, as well as the organs they supply blood to. Unfortunately, hypertension often has no symptoms, so many people are unaware that they have it. This is one of the reasons why it is so important for adults to be monitored.

If left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications.

The National Heart Foundation’s recent survey showed that hypertension is more prevalent in urban areas than rural areas, and more common among women than men. This heightened awareness among women and urban dwellers may be due to a number of factors, including greater access to medical care and information in these groups. However, the survey also showed that hypertension is still not well understood, with many people underestimating their risks and failing to take action to improve their health. This highlights the need for more education on hypertension and its effects on the body.

According to the World Health Organization, the ideal blood pressure for a healthy adult is 120/80 mmHg. However, in Nigeria, the average blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg. Anything over 140 mmHg for systolic blood pressure or 90 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure is considered hypertension. Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. If left untreated, it can lead to serious health complications.

Improve access to treatment through generic medications.

Despite its high prevalence, many people with hypertension do not have access to adequate treatment and care. This is due in part to the high cost of medication and the lack of insurance coverage for hypertension treatment. One way to improve access to hypertension treatment is to subsidize the cost of medication. This can be done through collaboration between government and pharmaceutical companies. Another way to improve access to hypertension treatment is to provide free generic medications. This can be done through collaboration between government and pharmaceutical companies. By improving access to hypertension treatment, we can help more people get the treatment they need.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

Hypertension and High Blood PressureOnly one third of Nigerians with Hypertension are receiving treatment. – Express your point of view.

Yomii
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1 month ago

The stress we go through daily in the country is enough to cause hypertension

Khalifa001
Member
1 month ago

Hypertension and high blood tension needs to be checked out it really getting bad

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

Hypertension and HBP are very prevalent in Nigeria and more awareness needs to be done for people to be checked daily

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