Hypertension increases mortality among men by 4.5 times and among women by 2.5 times, chief specialist in cardiology of the healthcare department of the Kyiv City State Administration Leonid Kushnir told a press conference "Hypertension: risk, treatment, cut in drugs prices," ForUm correspondent reports.

29.9% of adult population suffer from a high blood pressure. Every third has this problem. At the same time, people often think that hypertension is a common thing," the doctor noted.

Kushnir said that hypertension may cause an apoplectic attack, myocardial infarction, heart weakness and severe asthma failure.

He reminded that the main causes of hypertension are overweight, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, coffee abuse and diabetes. Meanwhile, the hypertension control program has been conducted more than 10 years, which, according to him, leads to positive trends.


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