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Hypertension: Increased risk of death and diseases through follow-up

Currently, people around the world Worry due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. However, the world health organization (WHO) is currently classified high blood pressure (hypertension) is considered the biggest global threat to health.

In spite of the millions Affected by high blood pressure (arterial hypertension) is still underestimated, often. Because many people do not know that high blood risk of failure of pressure the cause for a higher mortality due to complications such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney. The WHO classifies the hypertension is currently considered the biggest global threat to health. The German hypertension League e.V. DHL® points out in a recent communication.

Strokes and heart attacks often due to high blood pressure

Currently, pandemic, other serious disease, the Corona images, such as strokes and heart attacks, which are often the result of hypertension, in the Background.

This heirs in Germany, the lapse of a year, more than 45,000 people to a heart attack, and over 27,000 people at a stroke – and around half of these diseases is on the account of arterial hypertension.

Thus high blood pressure year caused for year, nearly five times as many deaths as Germany, yet in consequence of the SARS-CoV-2-pandemic (as of 12. To complain may 2020: 7.500 COVID-19-victim).

Almost every third adult has high values

According to the high-pressure League, almost every third adult has in this country to high blood pressure. The 60-Year-old is affected, on average, even every Second and has disease a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular as well as vascular.

As the Institute for quality and efficiency in health care (IQWiG) declared on the Portal “gesundheitsinformation.de” one is referring to a constantly elevated blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases and lead to organ damage.

Possible complications of high blood pressure, blood circulation disorders in the legs (peripheral arterial disease), heart muscle weakness (congestive heart failure), heart attack, stroke and kidney damage are therefore.

The high death rate, massive limitations in quality of life due to high blood pressure-a result of diseases and the associated burden on health budgets could be significantly reduced.

Although hypertension is not curable, diseases can be an effective prevention, as well as a consistent treatment of the dangerous consequences, such as cardiovascular, kidney failure and dementia, reduce.

Hypertension remains long time asymptomatic

The Problem is that hypertension is a long time, asymptomatic. Affected have no symptoms and control your blood pressure is usually not on a regular basis.

Are − often accidentally − elevated values noted, many of the recommendations for lowering blood pressure is not serious enough and not have to worry about the possible consequences.

“A little high blood pressure” is often dismissed as mood disorder, the mere Knowledge that the dangers are not likely to active trading.

The longer hypertension remains undiagnosed and untreated, the higher the likelihood of blood pressure related organ damage to heart, brain and kidneys, as well as the increased mortality risk. This is, however, addressed the society, too little as a Problem.

Lifestyle change

Already at a threshold of 130/80 mmHg, a urgent Change of life is displayed in style.

More physical activity, more balanced diet, less alcohol, stress reduction and best of all not Smoking are important factors that can affect any Affected individual, in order to reduce the blood pressure significantly.

Over a longer period of time, measured values of 140/90 mmHg should be started according to the German high pressure League in addition to a drug treatment.

There are many blood pressure lowering drugs is well tolerated, individually and combined can be adjusted.

Many of those Affected do not take their medications regularly

Another high hurdle on the way to a permanently well-adjusted blood pressure adherence to treatment of those Affected is in many cases.

Appropriate therapeutic measures are initiated, it is important that the patients take the prescribed medication, also really.

“Because of the effect of the blood pressure reduction lasts only as long as the tablets be taken regularly. The disease is chronic and according to the therapy needs to be continued permanently and conscientiously,“ explains Professor Ulrich Wenzel, Chairman of the Board of DHL.

But all Concerned not to create a sufficient extent. In only two of the three patients, manage the blood pressure target value to adjust. (ad)