High blood pressure: A slow poison for the health of youth

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High blood pressure is a condition that can damage the heart, nerves, kidneys, and other vital organs over time. It is often called the 'silent killer' because there are no obvious symptoms until it becomes severe.

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It is important to highlight a widespread but often overlooked problem called high blood pressure among young men in India. It is a silent disease, but if not treated on time, it can lead to serious health problems. The store emphasizes the importance of early detection and control of high blood pressure to ensure a healthy future for young men.

High blood pressure is a condition that can damage the heart, nerves, kidneys, and other vital organs over time. Doctors often call it the 'silent killer' because there are no obvious symptoms until the damage is severe. Given today's stressful and busy lifestyle, the risk of high blood pressure is increasing among young men.

The story of numbers

Dr Sunil Sathe, Consultant Cardiologist at Ruby Hall Clinic (Pune), said that high blood pressure is a growing public health concern in India, especially for young men. A national survey study of 2019-2021 included 1.7 million people. The study found that 28.1% of people had high blood pressure, of which only 36.9% were diagnosed. Of those who were diagnosed, 44.7% took medication (17.7% of those suffering from high blood pressure) and only 52.5% of those who took treatment (8.5% of all those with high blood pressure) were able to keep their blood pressure under control. According to a recent study, 35% of Indians have high blood pressure.