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Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition where in the pressure of the blood against the artery walls is higher than recommended levels. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Globally, one out of five adults have high blood pressure. Most of the people with high blood pressure do not exhibit signs and symptoms, even if the readings are high. Complications from high blood pressure account for 9.4 million deaths every year worldwide.

People with high blood pressure are also at increased risk of high blood sugar and elevated blood cholesterol levels. Detection, treatment, and control of high blood pressure are an important health priority worldwide.Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to follow recommended guidelines to manage and prevent high blood pressure.

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