Here is Why Hypertension is Harmful For You


Hypertension, or high blood pressure in everyday language, manifests itself in many forms. It’s invisible until it triggers a host of other problems like heart failure, vision loss and aneurysms, among others.
High blood pressure is largely considered to be a “lifestyle” ailment that can be prevented by a healthy diet, exercise, avoidance of tobacco and limited alcohol consumption. However, many people find it hard to make such adjustments.
It’s easier to make healthy lifestyle changes a part of your life early on. Read on to learn why it’s worth protecting yourself today against hypertension.
1.  Hypertension has contributed to a loss of INR 4,300 crore in income among working adults in India, according to a report.
2. High blood pressure is a silent killer. One-third of Indians suffer from it, but two-thirds of them are not aware of it.
3.  Around 38% of Indians with high blood pressure are aged between 18-45, underlining an increasing trend among the working population.
4.  According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 29% of strokes can be attributed to hypertension, and the disease is most common in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
5.   Modern medicine means life expectancy in India has risen. Since you’re likely to live longer, you may develop high blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, among other critical illnesses. The cost of surviving these diseases is high, so it’s important to guard yourself financially against complications caused by hypertension.