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World Hypertension Day
May 17, 2022
World Hypertension Day is an important informational event aimed at raising citizens’ awareness of the risks of arterial hypertension. Also, this holiday draws attention to all kinds of preventive measures and the importance of timely diagnosis.
World Hypertension Day was established in 2005 by the World Health Organization, the World Hypertension League, and the International Hypertension Society. This disease is the most common in the cardiovascular system. It is often asymptomatic in the beginning, so the patient may not be aware of its presence.
The main goal of establishing World Hypertension Day is to convey to people the most important information about its prevention, diagnosis, symptoms, and risks of the disease. Reliable information and high awareness will help reduce the number of patients and promote early detection and effective treatment. For this purpose, video conferences, video broadcasts on TV, distribution of information leaflets, volunteering, and publication of the important information on websites and other awareness of raising activities are organized.
Some facts you need to know.
- Hypertension contributes to the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
- It also occurs in children and adolescents.
- It is more common in people with diabetes, gout, kidney disease, obesity, or alcohol abuse.
- To detect arterial hypertension, it is necessary to regularly measure one’s blood pressure, and consult a doctor in case of the slightest deviation.
When is World Hypertension Day celebrated in 2022?
World Hypertension Day is observed on May 17 each year.