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Hypertension an emerging epidemic in youth: Experts

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHASHI BHUSHAN
Published : May 17, 2019, 6:00 am IST
Updated : May 17, 2019, 6:00 am IST

According to doctors, a 36-year-old man who ignored hypertension had to undergo heart surgery to save his life.

“Blood pressure can be either essential hypertension (without any cause) or secondary hypertension to renovascular disease or other etiologies including narrowing of arteries or blood vessels,” said Dr Ajay Kaul of BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
 “Blood pressure can be either essential hypertension (without any cause) or secondary hypertension to renovascular disease or other etiologies including narrowing of arteries or blood vessels,” said Dr Ajay Kaul of BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

New Delhi: On eve of World Hypertension Day, health experts claimed that hypertension in the young age is an emerging epidemic. According to doctors, a 36-year-old man who ignored hypertension had to undergo heart surgery to save his life.

Doctors said that Harsh (name changed), a 36-year-old resident of Delhi, was suffering from breathlessness on exertion and shortness of breath for last six months with occasional headache and dizziness. After thorough diagnosis, it was found that his blood pressure was high due to narrowing of “aorta”, which was a congenital defect that went unnoticed for so many years due to lack of awareness.

 

“Blood pressure can be either essential hypertension (without any cause) or secondary hypertension to renovascular disease or other etiologies including narrowing of arteries or blood vessels,” said Dr Ajay Kaul of BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

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