This World Health Day, 7 April, WHO and partners focus on the global problem of high blood pressure. Many people do not know they have high blood pressure because it does not always cause symptoms. As a result, it contributes to more than nine million deaths every year, including about half of all deaths due to heart disease and stroke. Cut your risk of developing high blood pressure by: cutting down on salt; eating a balanced diet; avoiding harmful use of alcohol; doing regular physical activity; and avoiding tobacco use. Join the World Health Day conversation on Twitter @WHO – #CutRisks.
For more information: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2013/en/index.html