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World Health Day – April 7th

World Health Day

This year the theme for World Health Day is high blood pressure or hypertension.

April 7th marks the anniversary of the WHO foundation in 1948 and is celebrated each year as World Health Day by selecting a theme to highlight a priority area of public health concern in the world.
 

Theme World Health Day 2013

Consequences of hypertension

Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and premature death and disability. Did you know that 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension? That 1 in 3 adults don’t know they have the disease? Do you have hypertension?

High blood pressure treatment

Fortunately high blood pressure can be prevented and treated. Steps you can take include: consuming less salt, follow a healthy and balanced diet, avoid the harmful use of alcohol, maintain a physically active lifestyle, and a healthy body weight. Also follow your doctor’s recommendations for successful treatment of hypertension.

All of this is not new, but the fact that the World Health Organization recognizes it as a global public health concern is an indication of the importance of controlling high blood pressure.

Please make your contribution to improve global health and check your blood pressure today! Or, next time you are at the Remobility office, ask for a blood pressure screening. It’s free!

Once you know what your numbers are, follow up by taking steps toward prevention or treatment.

Read more about World Health Day.

Stay healthy!

WHO

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