Hypertension (HTN) - Key facts
Hypertension(HTN), or high blood pressure, is a serious medical condition that significantly increases the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases, and affects men more than women.
The number of adults with hypertension increased from 594 million in 1975 to 1.13 billion in 2015, with the increase seen largely in low- and middle-income countries.1)
Approximately 1 in 5 adults (21%) with hypertension have it under control.2)
- 1) NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RicC), "Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants", The Lancet, VOLUME 389, ISSUE 10064, P37-55, JANUARY 07, 2017
- 2) Source : WHO Hypertension Fact Sheet.
Follow medical advice and make lifestyle changes
Take medicines as prescribed
Regularly check blood pressure
Reduce and manage stress
Consider renal denervation with healthcare professionals