Hypertension epidemic is increasing

hypertensionHypertension is considered a “silent killer”, and cases have increased in the country in recent years, so that experts in the field call for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The prevalence of hypertension in El Salvador in 2008, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), was 31.9%, when the Ministry of Health reported 517.367 consultations and 154 deaths from the disease. 2010 reported 689.579 consultations and 172 deaths, in 2011 there were 734.809 consultations and 188 deaths reported for 2012 and 748.593 visits and 195 deaths, as recorded in his newsletter indicators of national health system to your website.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the week 16 to April 8, 2014, in mandatory reporting events there are 59 cases of hypertension and a cumulative 8,030 cases. Between 2011 and 2012 73.919 new cases, of which the most affected age group are older than 60 years were recorded. From January to June 2013, the most common cause of outpatient visits in the hospital network in people older than 60 years was hypertension, with 198.484 cases.

Very common with hypertension appear other cardiovascular diseases, such as diabetes or high cholesterol. According to the specialist, young people also begin to be affected by high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases.

The treatment of hypertension combines exercise with proper weight, balanced diet and medication for those already diagnosed cases. Last year 50% of patients leave the pharmacological treatment of chronic disease. A therapeutic alternative designed to facilitate control of the disease was the irbesartan and amlodipine combination drugs in one tablet.

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