In our eCommerce, we join the commemoration of World Hypertension Day.

In our eCommerce, we join the commemoration of World Hypertension Day.

jul 19, 2024 Home 0 Comments

Hypertension affects about 1 in 6 adults in the Americas and is the main risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, which are the leading cause of death in the region, responsible for the loss of about 2 million lives each year.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that usually presents no symptoms and, if left untreated, can lead to heart attacks (infarctions), heart failure, stroke ("embolism"), kidney failure, and blindness.

Risk factors for developing it are associated with older age, overweight or obesity, lack of physical activity, high salt/sodium intake, and high alcohol consumption.

To reduce Systemic Arterial Hypertension, it is important to have adequate medical management of cardiovascular risks, reduce smoking, encourage increased physical activity, reduce salt/sodium in foods and, especially in processed foods, as well as eliminate industrially produced trans fats which should be < 1% of total energy intake.

Hypertension often presents without signs or symptoms and, therefore, is often not diagnosed or treated in time.

In the Americas, one-third of men (33%) and one-fourth of women (25%) aged 30 to 79 with hypertension are unaware of their condition.

Only 60% of adults with hypertension are on treatment, a figure that is higher among women (67%) than among men (54%).

Of those receiving treatment, only one-third of adults aged 30 to 79 have their hypertension controlled (36%).

That's why it's very important to get a check-up, at least annually, in which the appropriate healthcare personnel take your blood pressure, and if there are any doubts, they conduct a more thorough evaluation. Remember that at Farmacias Vida, we can offer you a range of medications to control your high blood pressure, if you have any questions, consult your doctor.

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Modified from:

https://www.paho.org/es/dia-mundial-hipertension

https://www.paho.org/es/temas/acidos-grasos-trans

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