High blood pressure affects 23% youngsters aged 18-29: health experts

High blood pressure affects 23% youngsters aged 18-29: health experts

Health experts have expressed serious concern over an alarming stage of high blood pressure patients in Pakistan where over 45 years old women population is suffering from this disease.
High blood pressure affects 23% youngsters aged 18-29: health experts

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28 Dec 2023

Health experts Thursday warned that a silent epidemic of high blood pressure affects over 3 million people in Pakistan with a shocking 23% prevalence among youngsters aged 18-29 due to unhealthy dietary patterns and less exercise habits.

Health experts have expressed serious concern over an alarming stage of high blood pressure patients in Pakistan where over 45 years old women population is suffering from this disease.

They underlined the need to create more mass awareness drives about the use of healthy food, care, and prevention to control the spread of the disease.

The doctors have suggested that adopting healthier lifestyle habits can potentially decrease your likelihood of developing high blood pressure and contribute to lowering it if already elevated.

Youngster should practice such as meditation, yoga, and mindfulness can be powerful tools in mitigating stress and promoting overall well-being.

A WHO study revealed that 82.8% of boys and 87.3% of girls aged 13-15 were not sufficiently active. Another study reported that 54.3% of Pakistani adolescents were physically inactive, with factors like schools lacking playgrounds and lack of parental support correlating with physical inactivity.

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