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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.

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How much do you know about your blood pressure? Take this FitQuiz to find out.
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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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