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Write about the incidence of hypertension in India

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Asked by Sunil V, 29 Dec '07 06:19 pm
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is one common ailment in adults. It is estimated that more than 10 million people may have high blood pressure but are unaware of their illness. As per research conducted in India, about 25 per cent adults in cities and 10 per cent in rural areas suffer from hypertension. The overall incidence of hypertension in India is estimated to be 66 million.

This was pointed out by Dr Sanjeev Mahajan, assistant professor, Department of Community Medicine, Guru Ram Das Hospital, on the occasion of World Hypertension Day on May 17. He delivered a talk on the emerging concerns about hypertension in India.

He said blood pressure is the force of blood against the blood vessel walls and hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A person is hypertensive when his blood pressure increases about the average normal level of 120/80 mm Hg to 140/90 mm Hg or higher. Hypertension is known as a silent killer as usually there are no clear warnings in for ...more
Answered by Abhishek Srivastava, 29 Dec '07 06:23 pm

 
  
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