Hypertension is high blood pressure. Hypertension is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because it produces no symptoms and could go unnoticed and untreated for years.
Hypertension is a public health epidemic.
- Approximately 4 in 10 adults over age 25 have hypertension and in many countries another 1 in 5 have pre-hypertension.
- An estimated 9/10 adults living to 80 years of age will develop hypertension.
- One half of blood pressure related disease occurs in people with higher levels of blood pressure even within the normal range.
Hypertension treatment accounts for one of the University’s highest costs under the prescription drug coverage portion of our Self-funded Health plan.
OBSERVE WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY:
Strive to exercise more and eat better to combat hypertension.
- Employee Wellness has you covered with multiple programs to assist you:
- Campus Recreation will help you lead a more active lifestyle:
Learn more at the International Society of Hypertension website.
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