HYPERTENSION - A SILENT KILLER

Hypertension has been long recognized as one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease and premature deaths worldwide. It is estimated to cause 9.4 million deaths and 7.0% of Disability Adjusted Life Years ( DALYs) . In India, it exerts substantial public health burden on cardiovascular health status and health care system. It is estimated to account for 10.8% of all the deaths and 4.6% of DALYs in the country . The adult hypertension prevalence has shown a drastic increase in the past three decades in urban as well as rural areas. It is estimated that 16% of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), 21% of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), 24% of Acute Myocardial Infarction (MI) and 29% of strokes are attributed to hypertension .

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YES HYPERTENSION IS A SILENT KILLER BESIDES HYPERTENSION CAN HAVE OPHTHALMIC COMPLECATATIONS IF HYPERTENSION IS UNCONTOLLED  ONE CAN GET OCCULAR HYPERTENSION THIS IS DUE TO SYSTEMIC HYPERTENSION AND IS A KIND OF SECONDRY GLAUCOMA ONE CAN HAVE ALSO HAE HYPERTENSIVE RETINOPATHY  ACCORDING TO K WAGNON IT IS CLASSEFIED AS GRADE 1 GRADE 2  GRADE 3  GRADE 4 GRADE 1 IS INCRESED LIGHT REFLEX FROM RETINAL VESSELS AND NAROWING OF RETINAL ARTEOELES GRADE 2 IS CHANGES AT A V CROSSINGS GRADE 3 IS HEMARGHES AND EXUDATES WITH COPPER WIRE APPEARNCE F VESSELS GRADE4 IS PAPIODEMA WITH SILVER WIRE APPARANCE S C HEMARGHE CAN ALSO E A MANIFESTATATION OF HYPERTENSION EVERY PT OF HYPERTENSION SHOULD HAVE FUNDUS EAMINATION EVERY YEAR

Rat race, wrong food habits , lack of exercise,lack of sleep hours, undue pressure or mental stree to perform better and bit early than others etc are few factors responsible for this silent killer disease , self medication,smoking , liquor consumption and avoid regular check ups by specialist.

Thanks Dr Shivraj Agarwal
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Only awareness health edjucation and updated qualified health service providers can reduce the burden of poor socioeconomic society Yes timely diagnosis that is correct diagnosis and correct line of treatment will go a long way in solving the burden Yes very nice statistics shared

Thanx dr Ashok Leel
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