High blood pressure kills 19,500 people every day worldwide... it's like having 6.5 September 11th attacks every day.
London (PRWEB UK) 14 September 2012
High blood pressure kills over 7 million people worldwide, which is the equivalent of 6.5 September 11th Attacks every day, say Hypnotension Creators.
This year's annual 'Know Your Numbers' blood pressure awareness week coincides with the anniversary of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Centre, New York.
Even 11 years on, the emotions of that terrible day still run strong. A day where almost 3,000 lives were so unexpectedly and needlessly ended.
Such was the emotional impact of that day that it will live on in the public's collective consciousness for many years to come, as the Titanic disaster has for the last 100 years.
As horrifying as it was, however, the death rate of 911 pales in comparison to the number of people killed by high blood pressure each year.
According to statistics gathered by the World Health Organisation, high blood pressure (known medically as Hypertension) kills over 7 million people worldwide each year.
Co-creator of the Hypnotension Programme, Rob Woodgate, says, "High blood pressure kills 19,500 people every day worldwide. That's a staggering number of people dying unexpectedly and needlessly - it's like having 6.5 September 11th attacks every day."
"The problem is that hypertension kills silently - it's responsible for 63% of strokes and 49% of all heart disease but nearly half of people with high blood pressure are unaware they have it. That's why it's vitally important to get your blood pressure checked and Know Your Numbers."
According to a 2003 study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, high blood pressure causes 62,000 unnecessary deaths in the UK each year.
The good news is that high blood pressure can often be managed quickly with drugs and in over 90% of cases the underlying causes can then be addressed by making a few simple lifestyle changes.
The Hypnotension programme effectively targets 5 out of the 6 main risk factors. It is known that if you reduce these risk factors that it is highly likely that you will not only reduce your high blood pressure naturally but also improve your overall health dramatically.
Paul Howard, co-creator of the Hypnotension Programme, says, "Our programme works alongside the treatment you get from your GP to help you tackle the underlying factors causing your high blood pressure. Clients find that over time their GP may be able to reduce the amount of medication they are taking, and some find they no longer need medication."
"The NHS has long recognised the importance of lifestyle modification in treating Hypertension, but motivation to make changes can't be prescribed."
Blood pressure checks are available free in many places around the UK from 10-16 September as part of 'Know Your Numbers' awareness week.