World Hypertension Day is celebrated every May 17.
Hypertension is referred to as the silent killer because it is often without complaints, so the patient does not know he has hypertension and only becomes known after complications occur.
Target organ damage due to complications of hypertension will depend on the magnitude of the increase in blood pressure and the duration of the condition of the blood pressure that is undiagnosed and untreated. The organs of the body that are targeted include the brain, eyes, heart, kidneys, and can also affect peripheral arteries.
Hypertension can be prevented by controlling risk behaviors such as smoking, unhealthy diets such as less consumption of vegetables and fruit as well as consumption of sugar, excess salt and fat, obesity, lack of physical activity, excessive alcohol consumption and stress.
Let's do blood pressure measurements regularly, prevent and control hypertension with CERDIK. "Measure Your Blood Pressure: Control it. Live Longer "
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