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Hypertension: Muslims suffer the least whereas Sikhs suffer the most; know its causes and preventions

Hypertension: People start to face this problem because of excessive stress. This results in many health problems and disorders inside the human body. A person who is obese and consumes a lot of salt should change his lifestyle to get relief from this problem.

Charu Jain Edited by: Charu Jain New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2022 15:48 IST
Hypertension: Its causes and prevention
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Hypertension: Its causes and prevention

Highlights

  • The problem of hypertension occurs because of stress
  • Youth under the age group of 25-35 years are becoming a target of hypertension
  • Some people misunderstand hypertension with migraine

Hypertension: After a recent survey conducted by the National Family Health Survey 5, it came to light that people in Punjab are suffering from diabetes the most. Not only this but the Sikhs are also suffering from the problem of hypertension the most. In the same survey, it was revealed that the people who are suffering from hypertension the least belong to the Muslim community. 

According to the survey data, the problem of hypertension occurs because of excessive stress. There are 24% of men and 21% of women in the country who are suffering from hypertension. If we go by the hypertension records in different castes then Sikhism is at the highest that is 37%, whereas Jainism is in second place. The percentage of people in Jainism who are facing the problem of hypertension is 30.1. In Hindus, there are 24% and the least record is in the Muslim community ie. 21%.

What is the problem of hypertension?

Some people who have a severe headache in the morning take painkillers to get relief from the pain. But, they are highly mistaken because this pain occurs due to hypertension, which people consider a migraine. This signals that blood pressure is on a rise. If you are consuming migraine painkillers to treat the problem of high blood pressure then it will leave dangerous effects on your health. It will weaken your eyesight and damage the kidneys.

Similarly, every sixth person in the country is suffering from the problem of high blood pressure, which has been increased by COVID-19. This situation of hypertension is not only in India but the whole world. According to figures, 8 million people die every year due to hypertension.

India Tv - Data on hypertension in India

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Data on hypertension in India

India Tv - Women suffer more from hypertension as compared to men

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Women suffer more from hypertension as compared to men

Earlier, this problem used to happen to the people in the older age, but now the youth between the age group of 25 to 35 years are becomings its patients. This problem majorly happens because of poor lifestyle.

Causes

  • Excess consumption of salt
  • Alcohol
  • No workout 
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Prevention

  • Drink a lot of water
  • Try not to stress about things
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid junk food
  • Get good sleep 

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness regime or medical advice.