Today, May 17 is dedicated to the condition known as Hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the main factors of cardiovascular diseases, which, in their turn, are the cause of 31 % of deaths. Hypertension affects 1.13 billion people worldwide (WHO).

Often there are no obvious symptoms of high blood pressure, and the cause may lie in many factors including heredity, certain physical traits and everyday habits. However, there are ways to manage this condition. If you or your loved ones suffer from hypertension, here are the lifestyle choices worth considering:

  1. Managing your weight through following a healthy diet can improve your blood pressure. Some of the recommendations are eating less salt (5 g per day) and trying to eat more polyunsaturated fats. (They are the «good fats» that can help lower blood cholesterol, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.)
  2. Regular Exercise can strengthen your heart muscle, reduce body weight and blood pressure.

Global Clinical Trials has substantial experience conducting clinical trials in Cardiovascular and related diseases. We believe that World Hypertension Day is a wonderful opportunity to spread knowledge and awareness about how to fight Hypertension.