World Hypertension Day (WHD)

Hypertension is more in men than ladies. There can be various purposes behind this, for example, family ancestry, stress, wrong eating, and way of life. To evade this, not just eating regimen and way of life should be focused, however, the practice is likewise critical to diminish pressure and keep the body dynamic.

The World Health Organization attributes hypertension, or high blood pressure, as the leading cause of cardiovascular mortality. The World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organization of 85 national hypertension societies and leagues, recognized that more than 50% of the hypertensive populations worldwide are unaware of their condition. The WHL propelled its first World Hypertension Day (WHD) on May 14, 2005. Since 2006, the WHL has been committing May 17 of consistently as WHD.

In 2005, as the inaugural effort, the theme was simply ‘Awareness of high blood pressure’. The 2006 theme was ‘Treat to goal’, with a focus on keeping blood pressure under control. The recommended blood pressures are less than 140/90 mmHg for the general population and for the hypertensive population without any other complications, and less than 130/80 mmHg for those with diabetes mellitus or chronic kidney disease. These are the cut-off values recommended by international and Canadian guidelines. The 2007 WHD theme was ‘Healthy diet, healthy blood pressure’. Through such specific themes, the WHL intends to raise awareness not only of hypertension but also of factors contributing to an increase in the incidence of hypertension and on ways to prevent it. In an effort to empower the public, the theme for 2008 was ‘Measure your blood pressure…at home’. Recent reports confirm the ease, accuracy, and safety of blood pressure measurements using home monitors.

In 2007, there was record participation from 47 member countries of the WHL. During the week of WHD, all these countries in partnership with their local governments, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, and private industries promoted hypertension awareness among the public through several media and public rallies. Using mass media such as the Internet and television, the message reached more than 250 million people. As the momentum picks up year after year, the WHL is confident that almost all the estimated 1.5 billion people affected by elevated blood pressure can be reached. The success of WHD is due to the enthusiasm and voluntary action of multiple stakeholders from every member country.

World Hypertension Day is commended to make individuals everywhere throughout the world mindful of it. This time on World Hypertension Day its topic is, “Measure your pulse, control it, and live lounger” (Measure your circulatory strain, control it and live more). This implies check our circulatory strain, control it, and live more. As indicated by the World Health Organization, one of every four men and one in every five ladies have hypertension.

These days 18 to 50 years of age individuals are progressively inclined to hypertension. Even though the danger of hypertension in men before the age of sixty is high, yet later the danger of the two people is equivalent.

In regular day to day existence, we need to manage a wide range of sweet and unpleasant things. It is normal to blow up in this circumstance.

In any case, on the off chance that outrage appears as a fixation, at that point it is imperative to think about it. Outrage regarding talk unfavorably influences our wellbeing. It has been seen that individuals who don’t blow up are less sick.

Outrage is additionally a feeling. Be that as it may, when this inclination transforms into conduct and propensity, it begins to seriously affect us just like others. For this, it is important to distinguish the genuine purpose behind our outrage and control them.

For the five-year period 2013-2018, the theme of WHD will be ‘Know Your Numbers’ with the goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. The topic of World Hypertension Day 2020 is “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, and Live Longer.” The topic centers on expanding hypertension (BP) mindfulness in all populaces around the globe.

Additionally, it is said that the danger of stroke is multiple times more prominent and the danger of myocardial dead tissue (a cardiovascular failure) is multiple times more noteworthy if the circulatory strain is high when contrasted with the typical pulse.

On this day a few exercises are masterminded around the world-

  • Conferences and courses
  • Launching a campaign against hypertension
  • Distributing study materials and flyers for mindfulness.
  • Lectures and talks in schools, medical clinics, and organizations.
  • Video online course and learning program
  • Other than above, many programs and activities are composed of the wellbeing division of our nation.

WHD has caught the imagination of several member countries of the WHL. In most countries, there is a strong partnership between a number of stakeholders that has been built to promote awareness. Such partnership includes, but is not limited to, academia, professional societies, governments, industry, and non-governmental organizations. With the involvement of many sectors, the message is promoted vary widely.