May 15, 2021

Did you know that 1 in every 5 Indian adults suffer from Hypertension or High Blood Pressure?

Most people are not even aware that they are suffering from hypertension until something severe happens. This is why getting your blood sugar level regularly checked is so important.

This is why World Hypertension Day is so important. We aware the people of the increasing rate of hypertension in our country. With the increase in age, our lifestyle also changes. Due to lack of time and so much pressure, we as a generation are usually very stressed and cannot take proper care of our health.

Sometimes, it is also our fault that we tend to take up bad health habits more easily than good healthy habits. Unhealthy habits like drinking alcohol regularly, smoking, chewing tobacco are often the causes of hypertension. Also, having a high amount of sodium in food, not having a properly balanced diet, and regularly eating out can increase the risk of high blood sugar.

Diabetes patients are more prone to suffer from hypertension as the sugar level in their blood can be high. The after-effects of hypertension can often be very severe. Hypertension or having high blood sugar can damage the arteries of the heart causing stroke, damage the brain and also our kidneys.

So, we must never take a high-level sugar of blood lightly. Our well-experienced, reliable and renowned doctors from the Department of Cardiology suggest that if your blood sugar level is higher than 140/80 mm Hg, then going to a hospital for your body check-up is a must and unavoidable.

In the unprecedented times of a worldwide pandemic, it becomes more essential that one looks after its health and makes it their topmost priority. Bringing small changes into our lifestyle is now important more than ever. So, this World Hypertension Day, let us pledge to ourselves to take our health more seriously and go for regular body check-ups to live a healthy and balanced life.

Sohana Cancer Research Institute