Hypertension, cardiovascular diseases emerge as major health risks

Thirty three percent of Pakistanis above the age of 45 years suffer from hypertension, 25% are inflicted with diabetes whereas cardiovascular diseases is fast turning a major health condition among the countrymen.


Experts at a symposium organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), in collaboration with full bright Commission, United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) in Karachi Wednesday sought an efficient and an updated strategy for prevention as well as containment of non-communicable diseases in the country, with major focus on hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

They were of unanimous opinion that besides raising public awareness about the factors leading to the commonest non-communicable diseases administrative measures may also be adopted for the protection of the people.

Hypertension diabetes and cardiovascular diseases were cited to be among the health conditions that contribute to high morbidity as well mortality rates among the masses.

Cardiovascular diseases were identified to be responsible for 31% mortality cases across the world.