On the occasion of World Hypertension Day, President of India Pranab Mukherjee said that proper education and awareness is the key to tackling the disease, which affects millions of Indians.
The official Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan shared the President's thoughts via a series of tweets.
"Good health, as an attribute of human well-being, precedes every other possession of mankind #PresidentMukherjee on World Hypertension Day."
"A healthy population is a true reflection of a country's progress."
"Hypertension affects millions of Indians."
"World Hypertension Day is an important opportunity to communicate to public information on its prevention and treatment."
"Proper education and awareness is the key to tackling hypertension."
Hypertension can lead to heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke-paralysis and loss of memory. It is estimated that hypertension is responsible for 1.1 million deaths annually, accounting for a reported 11% of all deaths in India.