FitQuiz: Do You Know How to Manage & Prevent High BP?
In 2017, hypertension, also a huge risk factor for disability, was responsible for over 1.6 million deaths in India.
Hypertension or high blood pressure affects nearly three in ten Indians and is responsible for 17.5 percent of all deaths and 9.7 percent of disability-adjusted life years (DALYS) in India, according to data released in 2017. DALYS measure the total disease burden and the years lost due to disability, ill-health and early death.
Hypertension was also the fourth-leading risk factor for death and disability and responsible for over 1.6 million deaths in India - more than the population of Mauritius and double the population of Bhutan - in 2016, according to the Global Burden of Disease data collated by the Washington-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. In India, hypertension in adults is defined with a blood pressure of 140/90.
Researchers have demonstrated that a programme aimed at helping people modify lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise is as effective as medication at reducing blood pressure.
So much for facts and numbers - but how much do you know about your blood pressure? Take this FitQuiz to find out.
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