10 Things To Know About Hypertension


Hypertension is a major cause of premature worldwide, including in . Unfortunately, not many people know they have the condition because they are not diagnosed and remain untreated.

People with high blood pressure may not feel symptoms and the only way to know is to get their blood pressure checked.

Below are the 10 things to know about hypertension:

1. Hypertension also known as high blood pressure is when the pressure in your blood vessels is too high -140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure numbers of less than 120/80 mm Hg are considered within the normal range.

2. Studies say about 40 per cent of Nigeria's population live with hypertension. Over 80 million Nigerians are living with hypertension in the country. The prevalence is higher in the urban areas.

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