Head to the University of Glasgow on Friday 15th May between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm (at One A, The Square, University Avenue) and find out what hypertension is and why knowing your numbers is vitally important.
There are some startling numbers associated with the disease:
- 1 in 3 adults suffer from hypertension
- 1 in 3 adults with hypertension do not know they suffer from the disease
- 1 in 3 adults treating their hypertension cannot keep it 140/90
Created by the World Hypertension League (WHL), World Hypertension Day 2015 is on the 17th May and sets out to raise awareness not only of hypertension, but also of factors contributing to an increase in the incidence of hypertension and on ways to prevent it.
In 2020, Glasgow will host the joint International and European Hypertension Conference, attracting some 4000 delegates to the city.
World Hypertension Day 2015 (256 kB) – University of Glasgow flyer