Today is World Hypertension Day. High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent health conditions in the world, with almost half of adults in certain regions affected Also, it is called the “silent killer”, as it is the deadliest risk factor for global death, and its presence is unknown by a large number of adults.
Because of this, the International Society of Hypertension decided to celebrate World Hypertension Day focused on increasing awareness among the population, with the motto “Know Your Numbers”, referring to the need for people to measure their blood pressure.
So, on this day, take some time to measure your blood pressure. Who knows, it may save your life.
Jonathan Jones, PhD
Product Development Manager & Digital Health Scientific Adviser