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Today's holiday, World Health Day

Sunday, April 07, 2013

" World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concern in the world.

The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure."

You can go to the link to seem more information on high blood pressure and the reason for the World Health Organization to create World Health Day.

Many people suffer from high blood pressure. It can be controlled with a change in diet, reducing salt intake, avoiding harmful use in alcohol, regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy body weight and avoiding tobacco use.

What they're trying to do is to get the governments to help create a healthy environment for people, allowing them easier access for healthy behaviors, and awareness of self-care to prevent diseases that are controlled by behaviors.

One in three adults have high blood pressure, are you one of them?
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    1844 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I have suffered with high BP for many yrs. and am on medication for it. I have lost 84# and it hasn't changed so I am one that it is probably genetic although mom didn't develop it until age 75 or above and I haven't reached that age yet. Hoping that someday it will begin trending down!!
    1844 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    I do think this is a wonderful to have info about the problem of high blood pressure, and celebrate along with others the advice that is there just for looking for it---far to many people have high blood pressure and don't realise the symtoms before something happens or worse die becausr of it and never having it treated. I take blood pressure medication, not for high blood pressure. but for a birth defect that when I was a teen was checked but never treated for---a simple surgery would have corrected it. So pills to keep the higher reading in my head from extremities down as a preventive measure for me. Doctors do not recomment surgury at my age for it---the pills should do the job. I'm not upset with anyone as they did what they new back years ago which at that time was nothing after testsd were done---but I'm a happy camper and glad pills will now help, and the pressure isn't that much highter and will meds I am usually about 100/50
    1844 days ago
    Despite being overweight and a smoker for too many years, I am thankful that my blood pressure is actually very good, probably due in mostly to genetics. Still, I take the precautions and positive steps to keep it healthy!
    1844 days ago
    Thanks for the information.
    1844 days ago
    High blood pressure is such a big, silent problem. Many don't even know they have it until it's too late. We all need to be spreading the word.

    On a lighter note - today is also National No Housework Day!! Another good cause I am happy to support!
    1844 days ago
    emoticon for the valuable information.
    1844 days ago
    Dh thought that being skinny would not affect his blood pressure. His had gotten up there and could have affected his job. After years of my getting after him about how he eats he has changed some of it and his blood pressure has dropped enough. I'm still trying to get him to take better care of himself. People don't realize how much salt is in their food. Hidden sodium is in a lot of processed food like bread, lunch meat and dh's favorite frozen meals. It's important to read labels, exercise, and get your blood pressure checked periodically. Thank You Cakemakermom for passing along this information to this very silent killer. emoticon
    1844 days ago
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