City tops in hypertension cases recorded in Maharashtra

  • | Friday | 17th May, 2019

Second highest city to have hypertension cases is Pune (1,07,850 cases) followed by Nashik (83,915 cases). As per the health management information system (HMIS) data, last year in 2018-19, Maharashtra recorded around 9,37,047 hypertension cases in hospitals of which hardly 874 were treated in private hospitals. "A person is known to be hypertensive when his/her blood pressure remains more than 140 mm Hg systolic and 90 mm Hg diastolic. BEATING THE STRESSEvery fourth person in Mumbai suffers from hypertensionTHE NUMBER OF CASES LAST YEAR9,37,047 – Total number of cases in Maharashtra on OPD basis1,78,097 – Total number of cases in Mumbai on OPD basis1,07,850 – Total number of cases in Pune on OPD basis83915 – Total number of cases in Nashik on OPD basisPREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CUREFollow a diet: The diet should contain low fat, less salt and more vegetables and fruits along with whole grain cereals. Your blood pressure can rise with an increase in body weight.

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