More than half of Pakistani population suffers from high BP

Staff Reporter

More than half of Pakistani population suffers from High Blood Pressure, which causes many dangerous and life threatening diseases in the human body.

Causes of this disease include tension, depression and domestic problems as well as the provision of inadequate food and unhealthy environment which should be avoided.

Postgraduate Medical Institute Principal Prof Dr Sardar Muhammad Al-freed Zafar stated this while speaking at a ceremony held to mark World Hypertension Day on Monday.

He mentioned: as Muslims we must follow the religious teachings as per our belief which also the Qur’an commands that the peace of hearts is hidden in remembering Allah Almighty.”

He said that there is no doubt that in the present circumstances, high blood pressure has become a rapidly spreading disease which is caused due to hotel foods, especially junk items so according to a conservative estimate, He asked that as Muslims, we can remain busy with spiritual and religious matters to control our high blood pressure and keep it under control up to great extent.

In his speech, Prof Tahir Siddique, Prof of Medicine, Dr. Abdul Aziz said that in view of the current situation of corona, patients with high blood pressure need to be more careful as people with the disease are more susceptible to corona virus.

He said that according to human stature, his weight and body composition also play an important role in high blood pressure, so there is a need for us to avoid weight gain foods and human behaviors for which morning walks, exercise should be made compulsory part of our daily life while offering prayers should be habit also.

Talking about this day, Dr Laila Shafiq & Dr Komal Sikandar said that blood pressure causes brain hemorrhage, diabetes and kidney diseases, especially for women, high blood pressure during pregnancy can be dangerous.

They said that women should pay special attention to their blood pressure during pregnancy and should not take any kind of risk.