Health Days 2019
World Hypertension Day

​Introduction:
The World Hypertension Day is globally celebrated each year on May 17th to promote the public awareness of the importance of monitoring blood pressure with being aware of its natural levels. This year’s theme is «Know Your Number».

Facts:
  • High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is defined as a systolic blood pressure equal to or above 140 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressure equal to or above 90 mm Hg.
  • Two out of five adults in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are affected by high blood pressure.
  • Behavioral and lifestyle-related factors can put people at a higher risk for developing high blood pressure. These factors include eating too much salt (sodium), being overweight and not getting enough exercise, as well as using tobacco.

Official Date:
  • Globally: May 17th, 2019
  • Locally: Ramadan 12th, 1440H.

Theme:

«Know Your Numbers»




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