All You Need To Know About World Hypertension Day 2020

World Hypertension Day is a national awareness day on the 17th May designed to educate and inform the public about hypertension which is also known as high blood pressure.  Pharmacy Planet supports World Hypertension Day with information and advice about high blood pressure.  If you suffer from hypertension, you can buy Carvedilol tablets, Irbesartan tablets and Sotalol online with our rapid and professional service.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Hypertension League has announced that it will postpone World Hypertension Day in 2020 from May 17 to October 17, 2020.

Hypertension if left untreated can cause a range of serious and life-changing health issues such as heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease.  It can also contribute to dementia.  The challenge with hypertension is that it can be asymptomatic and so many people don’t know they have it.  Without awareness and regular checks, the damage can be done silently resulting in serious illness or a life-changing event which can be prevented with properly prescribed medication and lifestyle changes.  Finding out you have a high blood pressure because of a heart attack or stroke is devastating.

How is hypertension treated?

Everyone with hypertension is advised to make lifestyle changes and many people are also prescribed medication.  Lifestyle changes may include:-

  • Reducing salt intake
  • Eating a low-fat diet
  • Doing more exercise
  • Losing weight
  • Reducing or eliminating alcohol intake

There are different medications available depending on your age, your current level of hypertension and whether or not you have other health conditions.  Some people have to stay on blood pressure medication for life but others can eventually stop taking it if their blood pressure remains consistently low for a long period of time.

The theme for World Hypertension Day 2020 is ‘measure your blood pressure, control it, live longer.’  Pharmacy Planet can offer advice on monitoring your blood pressure safely and dispenses blood pressure medications prescribed by GPs.  If you need to buy Sotalol online in the UK or buy Carvedilol tablets or Irbesartan tablets then head to our website