World hypertension day


17 May 2021

Read about World hypertension day & buying health insurance for hypertension in India

17th May is observed as World Hypertension Day (WHD). WHD was launched by World Hypertension League with the aim of spreading awareness about hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.

In India, hypertension or high blood pressure, has always been regarded as a serious medical condition. It significantly increases the risks of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases.

As the world faces an arduous battle with COVID-19, people with high blood pressure are more likely to face severe complications. 

During this critical time, it becomes imperative for everyone to manage hypertension and start bringing positive changes in their lifestyle.

Health tips you can follow

Follow a healthy and proper diet

Doctors and medical experts may suggest various treatments for blood pressure patients. For some, they may suggest to make a change in their eating habits. They may ask you to include fresh fruits and plenty of vegetables in your diet. It is also important for hypertension patients to consume less salt as it is high in sodium, which can increase your blood pressure.

Exercise regularly

Keep yourself fit by exercising regularly. The more disciplined you are towards maintaining your health, the easier it becomes to control your blood pressure.

Monitor your blood pressure

Monitoring your blood pressure may help you detect and manage hypertension effectively. Keeping a check will help you stay motivated in maintaining a lifestyle that helps you control hypertension.

Stop smoking and curb alcohol consumption

Smoking cigarette increases blood pressure which can lead to a heart attack. Consumption of alcohol also raises the risk of hypertension. Keep these habits in check and you can manage hypertension in a better way.

Manage your stress levels

It is important that you stop taking stress for insignificant issues. Try to keep calm in every situation and use helpful frameworks to handle unavoidable stress


Lastly, while you follow healthy lifestyle practices to keep yourself fit and disease free, it is equally important to have a health insurance plan for yourself and your immediate family as a financial protection tool. Having adequate health insurance can get you and your family the best of medical care should anything happen in the future. It also protects you from rising medical costs that may arise during a medical emergency. Safeguard yourself and your family with our health insurance policies.

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