World Hypertension Day (WHD), in general terms it also refer as High Blood Pressure.
From 17-24 May 2016 World Hypertension League (WHL) announces to celebrate.
The theme selected by WHL and ISH (International Society for Hypertension) for the year is “know your number”.
In knowing your blood pressure it is most important that you know what your blood pressure is at the moment. This is always referred by your doctor / physician in terms of number such as 120/80mmhg or 140/90mmhg and so son.
The ideal number is refer as 120/80mmhg or slightly lower.
If it is140/90mmhg is normally term as Hypertensive or starting point of High blood pressure. Alarm bell should start ringing and to be taken serious to manage and bring it down to normal recommended level for quality and healthy life.
During this week of 17-24 May 2016 declare as “World Hypertension Day (WHD)” Baby First will try to educate and create awareness among our visitors with few more articles during this week.
Overall goal set for this year is to increase the awareness among masses around the world. This will be in terms of high blood pressure and its consequences.
Hypertension or commonly understood word in our region is high blood pressure which.is refer as a Silent Killer.
The best way to achieve is by mass screening, just by simply recording blood pressure and non-communicable disease in community during the week from 17-24 May, 2016.
With this way we will to be able generate & recorded data. Secondly it is important the screened people to be mobilize to take them in loop for follow up and management if needed.
The objective set by WHL and ISL for this week is not easy one, though it has many challenges in terms of prevention and managing hypertension by highlighting theme “know your number”.
To meet the overall objective set by WHL & ISH for this year the individual local area / country or even region have to work to help them to compile data, This will allow both of them to give future strategy and guideline to manage the situation for quality of life.
We look forward from our visitors on our Baby First digital /social media such as www.babyfirst.com.pk, facebook.com/babyfirstpk they will become ambassador & advocate for this noble cause. They should be fully involve to motivate people for screening. We have to request them to “know your number”.
Beside it, it is very essential to compile the data and make arrangement to publish the results of WHD-2016.
-Article is written by Mahmood Hussain for Baby First website, facebook/babyfirstpk, twitter and linkedin. This article written especially to contribute in regard to World Hypertension Day (17-24 May 2016)