Sunday, May 16, 2010

World Hypertension Day, May 17th

World Hypertension Day
Monday, May 17, 2010

2010 Theme
Healthy Weight, Healthy Blood Pressure

The World Hypertension League (WHL) is a division of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO).

World Hypertension Day was established to highlight preventable stroke, heart and kidney diseases caused by high blood pressure and to communicate to the public information on prevention, detection and treatment.

High Blood Pressure is a Global Epidemic. Over 1.5 billion people world-wide suffer from high blood pressure (or hypertension).

Prevention and Control of High Blood Pressure
*Maintain a Healthy Weight
*Eash More Fresh Vegetables and Fruits
*Cut Back on Salt Intake
*Check your Blood Pressure Regularly
*If you are on medication, take the medication as prescribed.

Hypertension Treatment: Diet
How to control hypertension with diet.

Hypertension, I Forgot to Mention

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH).
ISH's main objectives are to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge in all aspects of research and its application to prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases around the world.

The World Hypertension League (WHL).  The objectives of the World Hypertension League (WHL) are to promote the detection, control and prevention of arterial hypertension in populations.

The World Hypertension League is a federation of leagues, societies, and other national bodies devoted to this goal. Individual membership is not possible. The thrust of the WHL's action is in liaison with the member organizations, promoting the exchange of information among them, and offering internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control. Bringing together and stimulating organizations committed to the control of hypertension is the goal of the WHL.
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