World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day is observed every year on May 17 to increase awareness of hypertension and educate people about the problems caused due to hypertension.

Although hypertension is a lifestyle disease, it is possible to keep it at bay. To prevent high blood pressure, one needs to follow certain changes in lifestyle such as:

  • Reduce the salt intake to less than 5g daily.
  • Consume more fruit and vegetables.
  • Be physically active daily.
  • Avoid smoking and other forms of tobacco.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
  • Reduce the intake of foods high in fats.