BLUFIn 2015 hypertension caused the death of 8.5 million people globally, but most people with this condition go untreated because they are unaware that they have it.
- A risk factor for many health conditions, including kidney disease, stroke and heart disease.
- Easy to diagnose and inexpensive to treat.
- Referred to as a “silent killer” because most people show no symptoms.
This article goes on to make the following points:
- In 2019, nearly half the people with Hypertension were unaware that they had the condition.
- Most of the increases occurred in low and middle-income countries.
- High-income countries showed improvements in treatment, particularly Canada, Iceland, and South Korea.
- Middle-income countries, such as Costa Rica, Kazakhstan and South Africa, showed significant progress.
- However, the study found only a slight improvement in most sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania.
- In these countries, less than 30% of people with Hypertension received treatment in 2019. Overall, fewer than 10% were managing their blood pressure.
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