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World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed on May 17th every year.
In addition as a result of the rapidly growing burden of disease associated with the global increase in hypertension, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the World Hypertension League (WHL) have designated the entire month of May as May Measurement Month (MMM).
Blood pressure is the physical pressure of blood in the blood vessels. It allows blood to travel around the body to deliver fresh blood with oxygen and nutrients to the organs of the body High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension is important because it leads to an increased risk of serious cardiovascular disease, with complications such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. It is the leading cause for preventable death worldwide.
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