Proper Hypertension Treatment Could Prevent Millions of Deaths: WHO Report
Washington, 19 Sep (ONA) --- A New report by the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted the critical importance of addressing hypertension, or high blood pressure, as a leading global risk factor for death and disability.
The report reveals that hypertension affects one in three adults worldwide and is linked to severe health issues such as stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and kidney damage.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, emphasized that hypertension can be effectively controlled with affordable medications, yet only one in five individuals with hypertension have it under control.
The WHO suggests that increasing the number of people effectively treated for hypertension, following the example of high-performing countries, could prevent 76 million deaths between 2023 and 2030.
The report underscores the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle choices as a primary strategy to combat hypertension, often referred to as the "silent killer."