Hypertension unrecognized half the time

Hypertension unrecognized half the time

This massive new study has found that less than half the people who have high blood pressure know they have it.

They found that only 46.5% of people with high blood pressure were aware of their diagnosis. 

This means that Worldwide, more than half of all patients with hypertension are unaware they have the condition. 

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the #1 cause of death in the world. 

In the U.S., nearly one in three adults has hypertension.

One in three meat eaters has high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is easily reversed through simple dietary, lifestyle and environmental changes.

Study by Yusuf S, et al “Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in rural and urban communities in high-, middle, and low-income countries” as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association 2013; 310(9): 959-968; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.184182.  Dr Salim Yusuf, MD, DPhil, of Hamilton General Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, and colleagues performed a cross-sectional global analysis on the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in a population of 142,042 participants from 17 countries, of high and low incomes, over 10 years.  Data was grouped through the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study and covered factors such as smoking, history of hypertension, psychosocial factors, alcohol consumptions and physical measures.  As reported by MedPage Today on September 3, 2013.


 

Posted: Wednesday 18 September 2013