Hypertension or high blood pressure (High BP) is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. This is particularly true for low-and middle-income countries. One of the biggest challenges with high blood pressure is that it is often asymptomatic. Having a stroke may be the first time you found out that you had hypertension. Or you may have been shocked at your blood pressure levels during your annual health check-up. Or someone else was checking their BP at home and you decided to check yours as well.[Read more…]
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