Mexico: 30% of Adults Have High Blood Pressure

Posted on July 27, 2011 • Filed under: Health, Mexico, Social Issues

A specialist from the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has announced that 30% of Mexico’s population over the age of 18 suffers from hypertension, El Universal reports. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as the “silent killer” as it does not show any symptoms during its initial phase and needs an early diagnosis to prevent the disease from worsening. The IMSS says that one of the biggest causes of hypertension is being overweight, and is advising weight loss and physical activity as a means of avoiding high blood pressure and its associated dangers, which include heart disease and death. Read Article

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