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Red alert: Hypertension on the prowl

Most medical experts acquiesce in that hypertension, in most cases, has no external symptoms. To this effect, Duru said: “You can now see why we call hypertension a silent killer. It is a silent killer because it gives no relinquish, no symptom and no warning

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High blood pressure is a silent killer, here are its signs and best treatments

Blood pressure is often termed as a ‘silent killer’ because it does not have specific symptoms, and detection may often happen too late. This lifestyle disease afflicts one in eight Indians (source: National Family Health Survey), which makes it a cause for concern. But like most lifestyle diseases, it just needs a few tweaks in your lifestyle to prevent and protect you from the disease.

Adding to the confusion, experts say that in 95% of patients, there are no identifiable causes for high blood pressure (the condition is called Essential Hypertension). It can be associated with a family history of hypertension and other metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes mellitus. “In the remaining 5% of patients, there could be a treatable cause like sleep apnea, blockages in the kidney arteries, or small tumours in the abdomen (the condition is called Secondary Hypertension),” says Dr Nihar Mehta, Consultant Cardiologist, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre.

Why is hypertension called the "silent killer"? What serious?

health problems can hypertension cause?


It often has no symptoms until after problems are caused.

1) stroke
2) blindness
3) kidney failure
4) heart disease

The vascular disease called the silent killer, because it shows so few symtoms, is?

A. Hypertension
B. Leukemia
C. Sickle Cell Anemia
D. A Stroke


A. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure