Friday 28 February 2014

Author(s): Jyotsna Singh

The imperative of controlling blood pressure

The imperative of controlling blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is both preventable and treatable. One in three adults worldwide has high blood pressure. In an interview with Jyotsna Singh, the WHO representative to India, Nata Menabde, stresses the importance of reducing the incidence of high blood pressure and how raising awareness is essential to the success of the campaign

Watch the clock

Watch the clock

Understanding body clock can pave the way for better health

The imperative of controlling blood pressure

The imperative of controlling blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is both preventable and treatable. One in three adults worldwide has high blood pressure. In an interview with Jyotsna Singh, the WHO representative to India, Nata Menabde, stresses the importance of reducing the incidence of high blood pressure and how raising awareness is essential to the success of the campaign

Author(s): Jyotsna Singh

Unhealthy countryside

It was once associated with the rich and urban. Today, hypertension is fast spreading in rural India. This is a cause for concern because hypertension, if not checked, can lead to heart and kidney diseases. Healthcare facilities are already poor in villages, where nearly three-fourths of Indians live. For the poor the cost of treatment itself can add to stress, a trigger for high blood pressure. Vibha Varshney, along with Aparna Pallavi in Maharashtra, investigates the reasons behind rising hypertension

Unhealthy countryside

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  • One is stressed as one wants

    One is stressed as one wants to feel comfortable, satisfied in respect of future, tomorrow now or in respect of something which can not be solved dealt with now. This comfort is the illusion.
    Mind seeks complacency in respect of possessions, relations, situations, ideas.
    It seeks to actualize the:
    Comfort of choosing good-bad;
    Comfort of not committing errors;
    Comfort of results, future now;
    Comfort of relations behaving on your pattern;
    Comfort of your ideas not being challenged.
    This comfort is illusory.
    Just being aware of this comfort charges the brain to a new high.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Very thought provoking

    Very thought provoking article.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
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