Hy­per­ten­sion the silent kil­ler

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - JAVAID BASHIR

To­day Hy­per­ten­sion day was ob­served through­out the world on Mon­day. Sem­i­nars and walks were or­ga­nized to high­light the ef­fects of the fa­tal dis­ease. It has be­come per­va­sive. It is ex­tremely dan­ger­ous con­di­tion and its ill ef­fects can crip­ple the pa­tient. It causes other diseases like high blood pres­sure, liver and kid­ney fail­ure, and di­a­betes. It is a silent kil­ler, which saps the en­ergy and weak­ens the pa­tient’s abil­ity to func­tion.

The pa­tient needs to change his life style. Eat sim­ple food, re­main ac­tive, breath fresh air, avoid fatty food, and de­pres­sive en­vi­ron­ment. We must raise aware­ness about this silent kil­ler. The pa­tient suf­fers dark moods. Fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles should be in­cluded in the di­etary plan. We must ob­serve the nu­tri­tion­ist ‘s in­struc­tion. —Bed­ford, USA

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