Transcript: “High blood pressure doubles the risk of heart attacks and strokes as well as increased risk of kidney failure, loss of eyesight, and even Alzheimer’s.” Blood pressure is defined as the force of blood on your arteries- there is normal pressure and high forceful pressure. Most people gulp down their pills daily without knowing how they work in the body. It is important to know, and such knowledge facilitates, better management. Over a billion people worldwide have hypertension or high blood pressure, the incidence being increasing with people living longer. In the US, adults 1 in every 3 have high blood pressure, and nearly 20 percent do not know they have it. Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure in the world, affecting about 46% of adults, a World Health Organization (WHO) study has found. It blamed increasing urbanization and unhealthy lifestyles for the rise in cases. ...

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