Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure that can lead to serious health issues such as strokes, heart attacks, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and vision loss. So to spread awareness all around the world, every year, on the 17th of May, World Hypertension Day is commemorated. On the eve of WHD 2021, we have brought you some necessary information, such as symptoms of hypertension and the history, theme, and significance of this day. Our Real Savior is Almighty God Kabir who can protect us from deadly diseases and untimely death.
World Hypertension Day 2021: Highlights
- Since 2006, World Hypertension Day (WHD) has been observed on 17th May.
- WHD was first observed on the 14th of May 2005.
- WHD 2021 theme is ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer.’
- A study shows that hypertensive patients are more vulnerable to Covid-19.
- To spread awareness about Hypertension, the Pan American Health Organization is holding a webinar on Zoom.
- Sat-bhakti is the only available vaccine for all sorts of diseases and is a permanent cure for hypertension.
World Hypertension Day 2021 History & Significance
World Hypertension Day was first commemorated on the 14th of May 2005. Since 2006, the day has been observed on 17th May. This day came into existence to initiate the awareness of hypertension as people don’t have proper knowledge regarding this disorder. World Hypertension Day was started by the World Hypertension League (WHL).
WHL is an umbrella to eighty-five organizations of national hypertension leagues and societies. The day was commenced to increase the awareness of hypertension. This was particularly essential because of the lack of proper knowledge among hypertensive patients.
In 2005, as the inaugural action, the theme was simply ‘Awareness of high blood pressure.’ The 2006 theme was ‘Treat to the goal’, with a focus on keeping blood pressure under control. The advised blood pressures are less than 140/90 mmHg for the hypertensive population without any other disorder. It is the same for those who don’t have hypertension. Less than 130/80 mmHg for those with chronic kidney disease or diabetes mellitus. These are the cut-off values approved by Canadian and International guidelines.
The 2007 WHD theme was ‘Healthy diet, healthy blood pressure.’ Through such particular themes, the WHL aims to raise awareness not only of hypertension but also of aspects supporting an upswing in the incidence of hypertension and on directions to suppress it. For public awareness, the theme for 2008 was ‘Measure your blood pressure at home. New reports confirm the accuracy, ease, and safety of blood pressure measurements using home monitors. For the five years 2013 to 2018, ‘Know Your Numbers’ was the WHD theme to increase awareness about high blood pressure in all communities around the globe.
World Hypertension Day 2021 Theme
This year’s WHD theme is ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer‘ to withstand low awareness rates globally. Those who are suffering from Hypertension can take free online classes on accurate automated blood pressure measurement.
World Hypertension Day 2021 Events & Celebration
To commemorate World Hypertension Day 2021, the Pan American Health Organization is going to host a webinar on Zoom which will take place today, from 11:00, am to 12:30 pm (EDT). The webinar will commemorate the achievements of HEARTS in America and share new aids for health providers for accurate blood pressure measurement.
What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension is another term for high blood pressure that can lead to serious health issues such as strokes, heart attacks, chronic kidney disease, dementia, and vision loss. Those who suffer from hypertension are commonly not familiar with their condition because there are no specific symptoms to recognize the early stages of this disease. Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease which is also known as Silent Killer due to its unknown symptoms.
Signs & Symptoms of Hypertension
There are no particular symptoms until one’s organs are severely affected, but here are some common signs and symptoms that can be used as a sign of warning:
- Blurred Vision
- Severe Headache
- Nose Bleeding
Importance Amid Covid-19
A growing body of research indicates that some people with diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease may generate more serious complications and severe symptoms once infected with the coronavirus. The Covid-19 outbreak is also contributing to an increased preponderance of hypertension within all age groups. This is occurring due to lack of outdoor exercise due to frequent lockdowns, intensified stress levels, as well as unhealthy dietary patterns.
Emphasizing on the importance of controlling and managing high blood pressure during the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Santosh Kumar Dora, Senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai said, “Blood pressure needs to be reviewed at regular intervals. If found increased, it should be treated immediately and actions should be made to retain it within the normal range.”
How to Prevent Hypertension?
Hypertension is a severe disorder and can be found in many people. There are many preventive measures suggested by medical science but they’re subjective to work, hence will not work for everyone every time. One known working preventive measure for hypertension or any other diseases is the refuge of an enlightened Saint. An enlightened Saint who is showing the true way of worship of Almighty God Kabir according to the holy scriptures of all the religions.
Guaranteed Cure for Hypertension
Everyone must take Initiation (Naam Diksha) from Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj. Because presently, He is the only enlightened Saint in the entire world. He is the Incarnation of Supreme God Kabir Himself. After taking the refuge, one must perform Sat-Bhakti or true worship. With the power of Sat-Bhakti, cure for any deadly disease is guaranteed, if one binds to the rules of the enlightened Saint.