A Tsunami in Slow Motion
An estimated 1.4 billion people worldwide have hypertension. This makes hypertension the world's largest chronic disease and the biggest comorbidity for accelerating the development of other non-communicable diseases. Reducing blood pressure directly prevents stroke, heart attack, kidney damage, and diabetes. Yet, only 1 in 7 people has their blood pressure under control.
By 2040, India is expected to have 140 million people with diabetes and 541 million people with hypertension. Consequently, early diagnosis is very important to initiate the best treatment and helping to prevent cardiovascular disease.