Health Days 2024

World Hypertension Day


 May 17th is the World Hypertension Day. High blood pressure occurs when pressure in the blood vessels is high (140/90 mm Hg or more). It is a common disease that can be dangerous if left untreated. Often those infected do not feel any symptoms, so it is called the silent killer. Blood pressure testing is the only way to know about the infection. The day promotes increased awareness of high blood pressure, accuracy in measuring it, and control of non-communicable diseases associated with high blood pressure.
  • Awareness about the importance of measuring blood pressure.
  • Educating the community about the symptoms of high blood pressure.
  • Raising awareness about the importance of practicing a healthy lifestyle.
  • Motivation to exercise regularly.
  • High blood pressure is one of the main causes of premature death in the world.
  • 46% of adults with high blood pressure do not know they have it.
  • It is estimated that about 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 years in the world suffer from high blood pressure.
  • Lifestyle changes help lower high blood pressure and can help anyone with high blood pressure.
Official Date:
Globally: May 17th, 2024 
Locally: Dhul-Qa’eda 9th, 1445H

Last Update : 26 February 2024 10:43 AM
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