The number of people suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure has increased rapidly in the last few years. A new study has found that men have less control over their hypertension than women. Apart from this, there have been indications of less control in patients in rural areas.
Published in Lancet Regional Health Journal Study states that about 75 percent of hypertensive patients in India did not have blood pressure under control. This means that only a quarter of the people in the study had their blood pressure under control. It is important to note that high blood pressure is a major cause of cardiovascular diseases. Because of this, the risk of untimely death and serious diseases increases. Researchers involved in the study said, “Less than one-fourth of hypertensive patients in India had their blood pressure under control. However, this rate of control has improved compared to previous years. There are large differences by region.” “
The study suggests that India needs to develop long-term community-based strategies and programs to improve the rate of hypertension control. Hypertension is a major cause of death in the country. Improving the rate of control of hypertension can reduce cardiovascular diseases and mortality. Researchers from the National Center for Disease Control and Boston University’s School of Public Health were involved in this study. This study reviewed 51 studies conducted since 2001 on the rates of control of hypertension in India.
In this, researchers have paid more attention to such studies in which the actual status of control rates at the community level was given. Along with this, the changes in control rates over the years have also been examined. Researchers say that this type of investigation was not done before. Health care facilities have increased in the country in the last few years. However, in lifestyle shift Due to this, diseases like hypertension remain a major problem.