High Blood Pressure: What Is High Blood Pressure?
Stress, erratic meals, over-consumption of ‘outside food,’ and unhealthy social commitments can all contribute to high blood pressure. While, globally, the number of high blood pressure (HBP) cases has fallen, in India this number is on a steady incline. A recent study revealed that, till the end of 2008, 139 million Indians suffered from HBP (Via). Did you know this staggering number is also susceptible to stroke, heart and kidney failure? To help you understand this condition better, we collate some interesting facts about high blood pressure and its prevention. *Images courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images