All You Need To Know About Hypertension Associated Health Risks

Today, when we’re living an unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercise and gorging on a poor diet , things can go absolutely wrong. Hypertension is one of the most common conditions incited by such a lifestyle causing nearly million deaths across the world. It’s a serious disease sans symptoms in the initial stage and with lack of awareness.

What is Hypertension?

When the flow of blood flowing through the arteries is too strong, it is known as Hypertension. It is a serious medical condition and synonymous to High Blood Pressure. It is also known as a risk factor for heart attack, stroke, heart disease, and heart failure.


Around 01 in 03 Indian adults has High Blood Pressure. It can occur in children also but probabilities are low. In India, as per 2016 figures, 23.10 % men and 22.60 % women above the age of 25 years are battling with hypertension.

Factors responsible for hypertension:

– Consuming unhealthy food
– Lack of exercise – sedentary lifestyle
– Excessive use of technology
– Chronic conditions
– Family history
– Tobacco and alcohol addiction
– Too much sodium (salt) & too little potassium, magnesium, calcium & vitamin in the diet
– Constantly under stress
– Age, race and obesity, etc

The Silent Killer can lead to:

– Heart attack, failure or stroke
– Vision loss
– Sexual dysfunction
– Aneurysm
– Organ malfunction – kidney disease/ failure
– Memory problems/loss

Types of hypertension

1. Systolic Hypertension
2. Distolic Hypertension

Activities that cure hypertension

All you need to do to prevent hypertension:

– Active and relaxed lifestyle
– Healthy diet – meals rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium
– Maintaining healthy weight
– No smoking & alcohol
– Focus on quality sleep
– Avoiding salt

Medical procedures to cure

– Interventional Cardiology
– Coronary Angiography
– Coronary Angioplasty including Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction (PAMI)
– Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
– Heart Failure Clinic
– Pacemaker, CRT & AICD Implantation
– Peripheral Interventions (includes Renal, Carotid & Peripheral Interventional procedures like Device closures, balloon valvuloplasty and embolizations etc.)
– EP Study & RF Ablation

Hypertension is expected to be endemic in near future with the rise in HBP population in both urban and rural areas in India. But thank god, modern medications and treatments can treat this condition. Still, there is a dire need to rethink our lifestyles in today’s competitive and ambitious world. So, shut off the inactive lifestyle and take care of your health after all “Health is Wealth.”

“Hypertension is a ticking time bomb. And it can kill anytime.” Be careful!

For more details on medical procedures and regular heart check-up, please visit Shalby’s Department of Comprehensive Cardiology & Cardiac Sciences
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