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Hypertension in Young People Often Not Detected

Hypertension in Young People
High blood pressure aka hypertension are now increasingly affects young people. Unfortunately, young people are rarely detected hypertension. Perhaps because they rarely examine hypertension.

Hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and kidney disease. Research in the U.S. in 2011 showed 20 percent of young people (aged 24-32 years) suffering from hypertension.

Unlike other diseases that cause the typical symptoms, high blood pressure, often asymptomatic. But uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart attack and stroke.

Once diagnosed with hypertension, one must make lifestyle changes, sometimes with the help of drugs, to achieve the target blood pressure is normal.

In a study involving 13,593 people aged over 18 who regularly see a doctor about 2-3 times a year they are generally known to have normal blood pressure monitor. But four years when checked again, about 67 percent still had undiagnosed hypertension. At the age of 60 years, only 54 percent are undiagnosed.

In people aged 25-31 years, found 65 percent of people go undiagnosed hypertension. Hypertension is diagnosed more often in those who often go to the clinic.

Hypertension in Young People Often Not Detected