Many Young Adults are Victims of Hypertension

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM Hypertension News   - G J E 4
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surveyed close to 14,000 adults to find that many young adults (24- to 32-year) are victims of high blood pressure, medically known as hypertension.
 Many Young Adults are Victims of Hypertension
Many Young Adults are Victims of Hypertension

What is further alarming is, more than 50% of them are unaware of their condition.

"This is a sleeping epidemic among young adults because high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, co-author of the study.

Experts underlined the importance of getting hypertension under control which must be the first priority for these young adults.

Source: Medindia

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Hypertension in such an early age is due to lifestyle and habits. Better to cut down on salt intake, change diet and incorporate exercise into daily routine to prevent having hypertension. It's quite alarming that there is an increasing rate for people who have hypertension and they get younger, too!
ennairam_23 Friday, May 27, 2011

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