Hypertension disease hits dangerous levels

Published: February 18, 2019
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Around 7.5 million people have lost their lives due to blood pressure. PHOTO: FILE

Around 7.5 million people have lost their lives due to blood pressure. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI: The disease of hypertension  in Pakistan has reached a dangerous levels; around 7.5 million people have lost their lives due to blood pressure.

Meanwhile, the heart diseases are the cause of around forty-five per cent of deaths in the country. Further, the increasing incidents of hypertension in youth was a matter of concern.

This was said by the speakers during a seminar arranged by Noon Laboratories regarding the guidelines on hypertension.

On this occasion, Rawalpindi Medical University VC Dr Muhammad Omar was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for his services to treatment of hepatitis patients.

Dr Shahbaz Qureshi, General Asif Ali Khan, Prof Muhammad Omar, Brigadier Caesar, and Dr Syed Mohsin Naveed spoke on the internationally popular methodology and guidelines regarding hypertension.

Further, the speakers stressed the general medical practitioner and consultants to create awareness on high blood pressure as well as prevention of this deadly disease.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2019.

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