Tripura observed world hypertension day across the state today calling people to go for lifestyle modification and become extra careful about the status of blood pressure. The state health department and public health foundation of India jointly host the several program across the state.
Addressing the central celebration of the day, health minister Sudip Roy Barman informed that about 40 non-communicable disease (NCD) clinics have been operating across the state and this is for the first time Tripura observed hypertension day.
"India has achieved success in combating communicable diseases but due to lifestyle and habits non-communicable diseases appeared as main killer. High blood pressure, diabetics, heart related diseases and obesity become common in most part of the country and in Tripura the incidences of such diseases are increasing day by day," Roy Barman stated.
He appealed people to go for lifestyle modification and counseling for adopting good habits for healthy life that will substantially cut down the cost of medical expenses of our society. Referring to the appeal of international society of hypertension (ISH) he said, "The department is campaigning for monthly check up of blood pressure for every individual after the age of 40 yrs to reduce the risk."According to ISH, at least 30 minutes walk daily to feel warmer, breathe harder and make heartbeat faster is necessary for healthy life. Also to eat raw or streamed vegetables rather boiled or fried, drink beetroot juice, cut down the consumption level of salt, sugar and fat, stop smoking and drinking, reduce caffeine intake and relax heavily to reduce level of stress.
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