Believe it or not, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the leading causes of premature deaths all over the world. Hypertension is a hazardous medical condition that affects major vital organs over time, such as the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys. If left untreated, it increases the risks of life-threatening diseases, such as a heart attack, stroke, and acute renal failure.
According to statistics reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.2 billion people suffer from hypertension worldwide. In the United States alone, high blood pressure was the predominant cause or one of the contributing factors to almost half a million deaths last year. This translates that 1 out of 4 men and 1 out of 5 women suffer from hypertension, without them even realizing it.
For this reason, everyone should adopt healthy habits that can ameliorate or reduce the chances of developing high blood pressure before it is necessary to resort to medication. There are many approaches that you can do to control your blood pressure.
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