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Over 1 billion people have hypertension - but half of them don’t even know it. What exactly is this ‘silent killer’?

More awareness needs to be raised about how to prevent the dangers of hypertension, such as eating a healthy diet. Image: Unsplash/Chen Mizrach

Sean Fleming
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a diagram showing that 1 in 5 women have hypertension and 1 in 4 men have hypertension
A significant number of the population have hypertension. Image: WHO

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This dangerous condition can come without symptoms. Image: WHO


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