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    According to the WHO, the number of adults suffering from hypertension rose from 594 million to 1.13 billion from 1975 to 2015. Hypertension is elevated blood pressure. It causes a serious threat to the heart, brain, and kidneys.

    Risk factors

    • Excessive salt consumption
    • High intake of saturated and trans fat
    • Low intake of fruits and vegetables
    • Lack of any physical activity
    • Consumption of tobacco and alcohol
    • Being overweight (according to BMI)

    Common symptoms

    Most people with this disease are often unaware of it. Mainly because it has negligible warning symptoms:

    • Irregular heart rhythms
    • Early morning headaches
    • Nosebleeds
    • Vision changes
    • Buzzing in the ear
    • Chest pain
    • Muscle tremors

    Hypertension is also a major cause of premature deaths worldwide. It can also cause strokes and kidney failures in severe cases. Here are few ways to prevent it:

    • Regular blood pressure checks
    • Reduction of salt intake (less than 5g daily)
    • Avoiding tobacco
    • Reducing alcohol consumption
    • More intake of fruits and veggies
    • Regular physical activity
    • Limited intake of saturated and trans fats

    As we're all aware, prevention is better than cure. By following these measures, you can fight hypertension!

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