Over Half of People with Hypertension are Unaware of their Condition

By  , ANI
Sep 11, 2013

Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Quick Bites

  • Even if they do, a very few seek adequate treatment to bring blood pressure to healthy range.
  • Indifferent results found in high income countries and low income countries.
  • Hypertension is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure.
  • Risk factors include being overweight, diabetes, smoking and sedentary lifestyle.

HypertensionA global study by the researchers of Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, finds that majority of people globally unaware they suffer from hypertension. Even if they do, very few seek adequate treatment for their condition.

The researchers found same results in high income countries and low income countries. According to Dr. Salim Yusuf, senior author and professor of medicine of McMaster University's Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, drug treatments that work to control hypertension are well known, however this study found only about a third of patients who are aware of their condition were achieving target blood pressure control. He ruled out the cost of treatment for ignorance, as blood pressure lowering drugs are generally inexpensive and commonly available treatments.

Hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. The exact cause of hypertension is unclear but there are several factors that have been highly associated with the condition. These include obesity or being overweight, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and high levels of salt intake.

The study appeared in the journal of the American Medical Association.


Read more Health News.



Write a Review Feedback
Is it Helpful Article?YES810 Views 0 Comment
Post a Comment

Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.

  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video