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Things you need to know about World Hypertension Day
World Hypertension Day is celebrated on May 17 each year. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness of the symptoms of hypertension. The main goal of World Hypertension Day is to educate the public and raise awareness of hypertension, which is also commonly known as high blood pressure. According to the World Hypertension League (WHL) organization, there are two critical elements to raising awareness of hypertension: The first is to "establish community-based screening programs with a high capacity to identify high blood pressure in at-risk individuals." The second is to "promote routine BP measurement by a healthcare professional at all clinical encounters." WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2022: THEME WHD's theme for 2022 is Measure your blood pressure accurately, control it, live longer. It focuses on combating low awareness rates around the world, especially in low- and middle-income areas, and on accurate methods of measuring blood pressure. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when blood pressure rises to unhealthy levels. The condition is very common and develops over the years. Narrowed arteries cause more resistance and increase blood pressure. This force can damage blood vessels and lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney damage or nerve damage. HISTORY OF WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY: World Hypertension Day was first launched in May 2005 and has since become an annual event. The main goal of WHD celebration is to promote public awareness of hypertension and encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, a modern epidemic.