High Blood Pressure: What Women Need to Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of the Pakistani with high blood pressure do not know they have this condition. A “silent killer” increases the risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke when it is not detected early enough or is not treated properly. The risk may be higher for women who often don’t realize they are at risk.

How high blood pressure or high blood pressure progresses in women versus men is not well understood, but new research of Pakistan Cardiac Society suggests that there may be big differences.

High blood pressure is unknown, suffers from treatment deficiency and is probably due to some of the underlying biases that make most providers assume that all young women are healthy.

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